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Colorado to spar over discrimination case in Supreme Court

Aug. 12, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its anti-discrimination law in the face of a challenge by a Christian web designer who does not want to create custom wedding websites for same-sex couples and claims the state law violates her right to free speech. ...

NC AG’s staff asks judge not to restore 20-week abortion ban

Aug. 09, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina attorney general’s office, representing defendants in a 2019 case that blocked a state law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, has joined plaintiffs in asking a federal court not to restore the ban after the judge suggested his injunction...

After Supreme Court ruling, it's open season on US gun laws

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits. The decision handed down in June already has led one judge to...

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

Aug. 03, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court was raised — briefly — outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday to cheers and songs of praise. The flag-raising took place about three months after the...

Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights

Aug. 01, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a long shot effort to put a majority of the Senate on the record opposing the decision. While the bill is...

Overturning Roe v. Wade isn't the end for abortion opponents

Jul. 30, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

Now that Roe v. Wade has been toppled, abortion opponents are taking a multifaceted approach in their quest to end abortions nationwide, targeting their strategies to the dynamics of each state as they attempt to create new laws and defend bans in courts. One anti-abortion group has...

EXPLAINER: What's the role of personhood in abortion debate?

Jul. 30, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The concept of “personhood” has come up in debates since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal right to abortion. Some states have passed laws or constitutional amendments to introduce the standard, and anti-abortion advocates have pushed for similar changes elsewhere. ...

WVa delays chance to pass 1st new bill since abortion ruling

Jul. 29, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers passed up the chance Friday to become the first state to approve new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month removing its protected status as a constitutional right. The...

Justice Alito mocks foreign critics of abortion reversal

Jul. 29, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month's ruling. The justice's remarks drew more criticism as well as some support. ...

A look at pending legislation to protect same-sex marriages

Jul. 29, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Respect for Marriage Act, now pending in the Senate, would ensure that same-sex marriages are still legally recognized nationwide if the Supreme Court were to overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that declared a constitutional right for gay couples to wed. ...