Ruling says measure interferes with rights of gays, others
In the first time that a federal judge has struck down a state constitutional provision limiting marriage to heterosexual couples, U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Thursday declared void a provision of the Nebraska constitution that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman and that banned same-sex civil unions, domestic partnerships and other similar relationships.
Nomination of Bolton heads to full Senate
In rare move, committee offers no yea or nay
A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday sent the nomination of John Bolton to be U.N. ambassador to the full Senate. But it took the rare step of refusing to endorse the blunt-speaking conservative. The White House expressed confidence he would prevail in the Senate.
AIDS reshaping religious views in Africa
Crisis pushes Christian leaders to debate new perspectives
A pastor in Lesotho urges his congregation to get tested for HIV infection. A Nigerian activist has counseled Roman Catholic priests with AIDS. An Anglican minister who is HIV positive speaks of how the pandemic in Africa may help reclaim Christianity’s spirit of compassion.