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New York has become the newest state to legalize medical marijuana, after the Senate passed a bill on June 20 that allows cannabis to be prescribed in non-smokeable form only.
Courtney Snowden, the former president of DC Black Pride and a local political and LGBT rights activist, announced Monday she plans to enter the race for one of two at-large seats on the D.C. Council this November.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday declared his opposition to abortion, confronting religious conservative critics hours before the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate planned to campaign in New Hampshire.
Rifts continued to form in the Texas Republican Party this week when state GOP chairman Steve Munisteri went on the record rejecting the party’s recently adopted plank language condoning gay conversion therapy.
Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday vowed to fight against abortion for the rest of his political career.
A state senator upset with the possibility of gay marriages in Arkansas has lodged a protest over a procedural move that kept his proposal against same-sex marriage from coming to a vote last month.
After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.
The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies.
Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America’s leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad, blaming President Barack Obama for attacks on religious freedom