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The Westboro Baptist case: Testing the limits of free speech

A new ruling from the Supreme Court on Wednesday protects the First Amendment free speech rights for the Westboro Baptist Church. This tiny church has made a practice of demonstrating at funerals of U.S. soldiers killed in action, reasoning that military deaths are God's retribution for the expanding acceptance of homosexuality.

By Peyton M. Craighill  | March 2, 2011; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gay marriage, Supreme Court  
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Post-ABC Poll: Views on gay marriage steady, more back civil unions

With the nation's capital poised to begin allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, opinions nationwide remain closely divided, but two-thirds of all Americans now say gay and lesbian couples should be able to have the same rights as heterosexual couples through civil unions. In a new Washington Post-ABC News...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | February 12, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Gay marriage, Post Polls  
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