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Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The Supreme Court is siding with two Catholic schools in a ruling that underscores that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Double win at Supreme Court elates religious conservatives

Jul. 9, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties, cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers. In Little Sisters of the Poor...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 8, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ July 6 The Florida Times-Union on the Affordable Care Act in Florida: There is no debate about this statistic: Florida is the most popular state for the Affordable Care Act. With 1.9 million Floridians signing up for Obamacare in 2019, Florida continues to lead the...

Alaska city approves draft of wide-ranging equal rights law

Jul. 8, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city council approved a draft ordinance to protect equal rights for residents covering a range of personal, cultural and social circumstances. The first reading of an equal rights ordinance that passed last Thursday would prohibit discrimination based on factors including...

Transgender man sues over harassment, firing in Maine

Jul. 4, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A lawsuit by a transgender man contends he was sexually harassed, demoted and fired after being outed by his manager at a Dunkin Donuts in Scarborough. Kye Hubbard contends he was called transphobic slurs by co-workers, demoted from his shift leader position after complaining to...

Montenegro backs same-sex partnership as it seeks EU entry

Jul. 1, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Lawmakers in the small Balkan country of Montenegro on Wednesday approved same-sex partnership as part of efforts to push on with joining the European Union. They backed the change, which gives same sex couples equal legal rights as heterosexual ones except over child...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible during a visit outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington. Polling released by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 finds that Trump's strong approval among white evangelicals -- a cornerstone of his political base -- remains intact in the wake of the previous month's photo op at the church, which sparked criticism from some religious leaders, and the Supreme Court's ruling to protect LGBT people from employment discrimination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Poll: About 7 in 10 white evangelicals approve of Trump

Jul. 1, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 7 in 10 white evangelical Protestants approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of his job, according to a new survey -- support from a cornerstone of his political base that has remained strong following a polarizing church visit and a Supreme Court ruling on LGBT...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts walks to the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Roberts told graduating seniors at his son's high school that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

Jun. 30, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young immigrants...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts walks to the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Roberts told graduating seniors at his son's high school that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control

Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

Jun. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young immigrants...

File -- In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 file photo U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda, leave at the end of a joint press conference, in Warsaw, Poland. Trump and Duda will meet at the White House on June 24, four days ahead of a presidential election in Poland in which Duda, a conservative, is seeking reelection. The meeting is expected to give Duda a boost, and is seen by some as election interference. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file)

LGBT groups criticize Trump for hosting Polish president

Jun. 23, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is being accused of sending a message of support to those looking to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities by hosting Poland's president at the White House days before his visitor faces a tougher than expected fight for reelection. Trump is...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  Becerra on Monday, June 22, 2020, added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn't allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California bans state-paid travel to Idaho over new laws

Jun. 22, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn’t allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender...