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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan groups upset over last month's silencing of a female Democratic lawmaker who said "vagina" during a House debate about anti-abortion legislation and another who said "vasectomy" held a rally Wednesday, declaring they'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census...
Tags: Poverty, Washington, DC
The Tribune-StarTERRE HAUTE - Terre Haute business owner Mike Tingley has some pretty strong opinions about legislative efforts in Indiana toward a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. "It's a good reason for people to leave Indiana if such a thing should happen,"...
Tags: Politics, Marriage, Demographics, Teachers, Culture
SEATTLE (AP) — Gyasi Ross grew up decades after the "Lone Ranger" aired on TV, but his friends would still call him "Tonto" when they teased him. "Everybody understands who Tonto is, even if we hadn't seen the show, and we understood it wasn't a...
Several students at Indiana University South Bend in 2011 filed complaints against campus Chancellor Una Mae Reck, claiming she was violating IU's policy against discrimination by allowing sales of Chick-fil-A sandwiches on campus. The complaints were...
NEW YORK (AP) — A long-serving Air Force chaplain has left the Southern Baptist Convention after the conservative denomination publicly questioned his decision to attend a same-sex civil union ceremony at his base in New Jersey. The chaplain, Col....
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama, who is honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America, opposes the youth organization's policy of excluding gays as members and adult leaders. The Boy Scouts say they respect Obama's...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group of U.S. nuns are weighing whether to accept or challenge a Vatican decision to assign control of the group to a trio of bishops after the Vatican concluded the nuns had...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis City-County Council has approved a proposal to provide health-care benefits to the domestic partners of city workers. The proposal that passed Monday night in a 20-8 vote would offer insurance coverage to both...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians
A national survey has found that one in five Indiana children were living in poverty in 2010, a number that's risen 29 percent since 2005. The 2011 Kids Count report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Indiana 31st in the nation in...
Tags: Poverty, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Family
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) narrowly rejected a proposal to change its definition of marriage from the union of a man and a woman to two people. The Presbyterian General Assembly voted 338-308 against the measure near the end of its national meeting...
Tags: Marriage, Family, Gays and Lesbians, Same-Sex Marriage
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, and now, a Republican-appointed federal judge is considering the constitutionality of the state's stringent new abortion law. Those who know U.S....
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