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(People come out from the US Supreme Court on the day the court announced that it will not hear the five pending same-sex marriage cases, paving the way for gay and lesbian marriage in more states.   Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

A Philadelphia Gay Leader Elated With Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Action

“I did not expect to see this in my lifetime,” said Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum.

10/06/2014

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More Than 30 States File Briefs Asking US Supreme Court To Rule On Same Sex Marriage

A federal court bucked a trend set by 20 other courts this week when it upheld Louisiana’s ban on same sex marriage. It could push the US Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality sooner than originally thought.

09/06/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Advocates Looking Past US Supreme Court Case

“I do believe we have the ability to do something about this,” Booker says of Congress.

07/01/2014

A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Impact Catholic Nonprofits

The nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization says the ruling may provide the tipping point in “rethinking the Affordable Care Act.”

07/01/2014

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Phila. Police Dept. Sees Little Impact From US Supreme Court Cell Search Ruling

Lt. John Stanford says the Philadelphia Police Department’s policy was already in compliance with the Supreme Court decision.

06/26/2014

(Aereo's web site, just prior to the US Supreme Court ruling.  Graphic by KYW's Ed Fischer)

US Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Signal-Lifting Plan is Copyright Infringement

The US Supreme Court has dealt an apparent death blow to a web upstart that aimed to change how we watch TV and how much we pay for it.

06/25/2014

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ’s Effort To Host Sports Gambling

The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and college sports in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.

06/23/2014

(Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker chat with a supporter outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia, where their challenge to the Pa. "Defense of Marriage Act" is being heard.   Photo by Cherri Gregg

Battle Over Pa. Gay Marriage Law Is Joined in US Court in Philadelphia

Five cases are currently pending in courts across Pennsylvania, including one brought by Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker, who were legally married in another state.

05/15/2014

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New Jersey Appeals To US Supreme Court On Sports Betting

New Jersey is swinging for the fences in its last ditch effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states.

02/18/2014

(The US Supreme Court.  File photo by Paul Gluck)

Central Pa. Company Hopes Obamacare Birth Control Provision Stays Out

A group of Mennonite cabinetmakers based near Morgantown, Pa., has filed a lawsuit challenging the same birth control mandate temporarily blocked by US Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor.

01/02/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Marriage Equality Gains Strength

The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.

12/31/2013

(Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone, obscured, listens as fellow representative Ronald Waters of Philadelphia speaks in support of a measure requiring "In God We Trust" in every public school in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Some Pa. Lawmakers Seeking ‘In God We Trust’ In Every Public School

The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).

11/13/2013

(Steve Masters and members of the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group demonstrate outside the US courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Protesters Urge Remedy to 2010’s ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.

10/08/2013

(Married couple Michael Knaapen and John Becker kiss after hearing the US Supreme Court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.  Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

ACLU Hopes Supreme Court’s DOMA ‘No’ Will Topple the Pennsylvania Domino

The American Civil Liberties Union is going to court to end the ban on gay marriage in Pennsylvania.

07/09/2013

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