Wary, Weary or Both, Southern Lawmakers Tone Down Culture Wars

State bills on lightning-rod social issues are getting noticeably less impetus this year, as elections loom and state leaders try to attract business investment.

Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

Alliance Defending Justice has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.

A 40-Foot Cross Has Honored War Dead for 90 Years. Is It Unlawful?

An appeals court ruled against the longstanding monument in Maryland, potentially setting up a Supreme Court decision on when religious symbols can be on public property.

New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education

The state’s education department unveiled a proposal that used soft language on evolution and climate change. Then came the public outcry.

Kim Davis, Once Jailed in America, Campaigns Against Gay Marriage in Romania

Her trip was organized by Liberty Counsel, a conservative research group that represented her when she was held in 2015 for contempt of court.

Back at Full Strength, Supreme Court Faces a Momentous Term

Justices will hear cases on how elections are conducted, on the right to privacy in the digital age and on whether religion can justify discrimination.