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Obama Administration to Issue New Rules for Religious Accommodation to Birth Control Benefit

The deadline of August 22 was announced in a status report filed by the administration with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

The deadline of August 22 was announced in a status report filed by the administration with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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The Next ‘Religious Freedom’ Debate: Using Tax Dollars to Discriminate in Adoption

In what universe is any private institution providing services in a competitive marketplace entitled to public funding? Apparently a universe where children without stable homes are denied the opportunity to join a loving family because of someone else’s bigotry.

In what universe is any private institution providing services in a competitive marketplace entitled to public funding? Apparently a universe where children without stable homes are denied the opportunity to join a loving family because of someone else’s bigotry.

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State Court Judge Upholds Tennessee Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

The ruling, while limited, is the first loss for marriage equality advocates since the Supreme Court's historic ruling last year in U.S. v. Windsor.

The ruling, while limited, is the first loss for marriage equality advocates since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling last year in U.S. v. Windsor.

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State Witnesses’ Credibility Called Into Question in Texas TRAP Law Trial

On Thursday, the State of Texas called its final defense witnesses arguing for the necessity of new abortion regulations that require abortion-providing doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and abortion facilities to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers.

On Thursday, the State of Texas called its final defense witnesses arguing for the necessity of new abortion regulations that require abortion-providing doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and abortion facilities to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers.

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Fate of Pennsylvania Buffer Zones Unclear

Currently, Pennsylvania has two enacted buffer zones, in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, and a proposed bill to establish buffer zones across the state. But like the legal fate of buffer zones in the country following the McCullen decision, the bill remains "in limbo."

Currently, Pennsylvania has two enacted buffer zones, in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, and a proposed bill to establish buffer zones across the state. But like the legal fate of buffer zones in the country following the McCullen decision, the bill remains “in limbo.”

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Same-Sex Marriage Bans Inch Closer to Supreme Court for Review (Updated)

So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia are reportedly set to file their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.

So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia filed their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.

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State Witnesses in Texas Abortion Law Trial Defend Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers

On Wednesday, the State of Texas presented its first witnesses in a federal court hearing concerning the latest legal challenge to HB 2, the state's omnibus anti-abortion law.

On Wednesday, the State of Texas presented its first witnesses in a federal court hearing concerning the latest legal challenge to HB 2, the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law.

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RJ Court Watch: After ‘Hobby Lobby,’ What’s Next?

The Roberts Court ruled in favor of corporate religious rights in Hobby Lobby. Does this mark the end to some of this fight?

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Texas Abortion Providers Testify of Struggles in Wake of HB 2

Two Texas abortion providers testified in federal court today about the difficulties they say they've faced keeping their doors open after the passage of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.

Two Texas abortion providers testified in federal court today about the difficulties they say they’ve faced keeping their doors open after the passage of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.

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A Federal Court Finally Connects the Dots Between TRAP Laws and Stigma

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson didn't just block an Alabama admitting privileges requirement. He also made a powerful case for how targeted regulations of abortion providers further stigmatize abortion providers and patients.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson didn’t just block an Alabama admitting privileges requirement. He also made a powerful case for how targeted regulations of abortion providers further stigmatize abortion providers and patients.

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