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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The 5-4 ruling in the so-called “Hobby Lobby” case upheld the right of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby craft stores — 600 nationwide — to opt out of a provision of Obamacare that mandates free birth control.

06/30/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Supreme Court Expected To Rule On ‘Hobby Lobby’ Contraception Case

The rights of women and the powers of employers will be up against each other on Monday, in a case stemming from Obamacare.

06/29/2014

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Attorney General Eric Holder Applies Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Justice Department

Holder was headline speaker at the 13th annual Human Rights Campaign’s “Greater New York Gala” at the Waldorf Astoria.

02/08/2014

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Gov. Christie Appears To Give Up On Supreme Court Nomination For Robert Hanna

Gov. Chris Christie filed the required pre-nomination documents on Robert Hanna, acting Attorney General John Hoffman and six other pending Superior Court nominees on Thursday.

01/03/2014

Gay rights activists reacts outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC on June 26, 2013. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: N.J. Lawyers Expected To Defend Civil Unions As Court Date Looms

Legal papers are due Friday in a lawsuit filed by gay couples and their children who say New Jersey’s civil unions fall short of a court mandate that gay couples be treated the same as married couples.

08/02/2013

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2 Million Turn Out For Annual New York Gay Pride Parade

Throngs of marchers hoisting signs and rainbow flags made their way down Fifth Avenue, West 8th Street and Christopher Street Sunday for New York City’s Gay Pride March.

06/30/2013

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village

Crowds Rally In NYC To Celebrate High Court’s Ruling On DOMA

Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.

06/26/2013

Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC waves a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA Provision, Dismisses Prop. 8 Case

The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.

06/26/2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an interview on "60 Minutes" (credit: CBS 2)

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Addresses Graduating New York Students

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has given an entire class of high school students in upstate New York an unexpected graduation gift.

06/22/2013

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To NY Gun Law

The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.

04/15/2013

Edith Windsor (L), 83, and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan arrive at the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NYC Woman At Center Of DOMA Case Hopeful Outcome Is ‘Going To Be Good’

Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a New York City woman’s case that challenges the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

03/27/2013

Youths hold banners during a vigil organized by the School Without Walls GSA in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on March 25, 2013 (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of California Same-Sex Marriage Case

They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and slogans their conflicting views about the cutting-edge question before the justices.

03/26/2013

A pro gay marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker’s Historic DOMA Case

The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.

03/26/2013

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of US Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases This Week

Tuesday will mark the moment thousands of couples across the Tri-State Area and the entire nation have been waiting for. The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on two cases that could define what marriage is.

03/25/2013

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