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Supreme Court allows gay couple’s lawsuit against Christian clerk

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/05/20, 04:56 pm

WASHINGTON—Former Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis spent five days in jail in 2015 for declining to issue a marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to her Christian beliefs. The couples ultimately received their licenses but sued Davis for unspecified damages. A federal appeals court ruled the lawsuit could move forward, and the Supreme Court on Monday rejected Davis’ appeal.

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Protecting women’s sports

Society | GOP senators introduce legislation that would take away federal funding for schools allowing biological males compete in female sports
by Mary Jackson
Posted 9/25/20, 04:22 pm

In 1971, nearly 12 times as many high school boys as girls played sports. Title IX of the Education Amendments passed the following year, ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls in school-based athletics. Now, boys who identify as girls are increasingly infiltrating girls athletic teams and taking titles and opportunities from female competitors.

A group of Senate Republicans led by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., introduced a measure on Tuesday to clarify that schools and public universities violate Title IX and can lose federal funding if they allow men in women’s sports.

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Lives in sync

Marriage | Despite his blindness, Smokey Nevins and his wife Patty raised a large family and learned to care for each other
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/23/20, 11:50 pm

17TH IN A SERIES ON LONG MARRIAGES

Robert “Smokey” Nevins met his future wife at California’s Sacramento State University. Smokey, born blind, needed someone to drive him to a music appreciation class, so he checked the school’s list of assistant readers for, he said, “girls with pretty names.” He decided to call Patricia.

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