The study released last week by the Williams Institute also says that wedding spending generated an estimated $52 million in tax revenue.
The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent’s adoptive rights as “unprecedented” and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.
Candidates on the 2016 campaign trail spent the week focusing on reproductive health, with Jeb Bush’s super PAC considering an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s abortion stance.
A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying children in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes, despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) hired Eric Teetsel, who has suggested that LGBTQ equality has led to a time of “great pain and darkness,” to direct his campaign’s faith outreach.
Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
Ben Carson proposed transgender people get their own bathrooms, Mike Huckabee advocated for “personhood” laws, and Hillary Clinton met with families who lost children to police violence.
The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, was rejected by the city’s residents by a vote of 61 percent to 39 percent.
The Roberts Court hasn’t decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure.
“The reality is, the official policy of the Vatican dating back to 1986 is that any group that does not adhere to official Catholic teaching on homosexuality cannot use church space,” said the group’s executive director.