Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Baker must cater to same-sex weddings, or else

First Amendment
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/14/13, 09:00 am

A baker in suburban Denver must make cakes for same-sex weddings or face fines, according to a judge’s ruling last week. 

Judge Robert N. Spencer denied the bakery owner’s claim that he was exercising his freedoms of religion and speech when he told a gay couple he would not make their wedding cake. Spencer instead ordered him to “cease and desist from discriminating” or face fines ranging from $50 to $500 per person per incident, according to the bakery owner’s attorney.

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Custody case brings up father's rights to an unborn baby

Family
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/11/13, 04:15 am

A celebrity custody battle over a 9-month-old baby has courts debating whether a fetus is a baby or a part of its mother’s body. The case in question asks whether a mother had the right to move across the country and away from the father while pregnant.

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Lots of detail, few answers in school shooting report

Crime
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/30/13, 10:45 am

This week officials released an investigative report on the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, marking the troubling end to a case with no arrests or criminal prosecutions. The 48-page report, which details evidence, interviews, and a minute-by-minute timeline, was released after a yearlong investigation into the shootings.

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