The only copy of the Magna Carta in the United States is the centerpiece of a new museum gallery that opened Wednesday at the National Archives and traces the evolution of U.S. rights and freedoms for African-Americans, women and immigrants.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The high court also cleared way for same-sex unions in California, but avoided ruling on gay marriage.
Washington National Cathedral plans to hold a special prayer service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families on the day when the Supreme Court may rule on the legality of gay marriage.
Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriage equality because he said it is “the right thing to do.”
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
Three Episcopal priests in Baltimore are being ordained in the Roman Catholic Church to better align with their beliefs.
Supporters of gay marriage, which was signed into law in Maryland last week, say they are working to uphold the measure.