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  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • In Theory: A campaign to include and not exclude

    "We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei. The campaign calls on evangelicals to recognize and affirm that undocumented immigrants, gays,...
  • Community: Despite illness, Burbank resident focuses on job, charity work

    Community: Despite illness, Burbank resident focuses on job, charity work
    Jeri Buliavac is not letting cancer get in the way of helping others. Diagnosed in November with esophageal cancer, she started chemotherapy at the beginning of the year and goes for treatments every two weeks, said her cousin Elise Stearns-Niesen....
  • Prop. 8 plaintiffs from Burbank 'hopeful' ahead of decision on gay marriage

    Prop. 8 plaintiffs from Burbank 'hopeful' ahead of decision on gay marriage
    Five words this morning from one of the Burbank residents whose fight to overturn Proposition 8 has taken him and his partner all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court:  “On way to SCOTUS. Hopeful.” Those words, posted by Paul Katami on...
  • Burbank couple revel in U.S. Supreme Court decision

    Burbank couple revel in U.S. Supreme Court decision
    Standing on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the scene was exactly what Paul Katami and his partner, Jeff Zarrillo, had hoped for when they started their journey more than three years ago. The highest court in the land had just...
  • Prop 8: Gay marriages can resume in California, court rules

    Prop 8: Gay marriages can resume in California, court rules
    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California. The court lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court's action, counties can...
  • Villaraigosa to wed Burbank Prop. 8 plaintiffs after court lifts gay marriage ban

    Villaraigosa to wed Burbank Prop. 8 plaintiffs after court lifts gay marriage ban
    Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo – plaintiffs who helped take Proposition 8 all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – are slated to be married by outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this evening. The announcement...
  • Villaraigosa officiates Burbank couple's wedding at Los Angeles City Hall

    Villaraigosa officiates Burbank couple's wedding at Los Angeles City Hall
    At Los Angeles City Hall Friday evening, with outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officiating and a throng of media as witnesses, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo said the words they'd fought four long years to say: “I do.” A little more than...
  • Prop. 8 supporters, opponents await Supreme Court decision

    At San Francisco City Hall, officials are awaiting their moment in history, but they just don't know when it will come. In the complex calculus of gay marriage in California, weddings could become legal within days. So City Hall is preparing for a...
  • Supreme Court delays decision on taking up gay marriage cases

    The Supreme Court took no action Friday on a series of pending appeals involving gay marriage, putting off until at least next week a decision on which cases to hear. The justices met behind closed doors to debate cases involving the Defense of Marriage...