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  • In Theory: On gay marriage and religious liberty

    In Theory: On gay marriage and religious liberty
    In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage, Republican Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton issued a statement and a nonbinding legal opinion, saying that if county clerks or other officials chose not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings, then the state would help them fight whatever lawsuit they may face.
  • In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?

    In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?
    Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, said last month he believes the organization’s ban on participation by openly gay adults “cannot be sustained” and called for a change to the policy. In an op-ed published...

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments
    This month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch store because she wore a head scarf. In 2008, Samantha Elauf wore a black head scarf to an interview for a sales position at an...

    In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?

    In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?
    Speaking at the Skeptics Society Conference at Caltech late last month, author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins addressed the recent Pew study, which showed that the number of people who identified with no particular faith had grown 22.8% between...

    Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

    Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
    With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage anticipated Friday, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 in 2013 were waiting with the TV on, laptops...