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Adoption defense

Religious Liberty | A wave of new laws provides vital protection for faith-based adoption and foster agencies—but LGBT advocates are putting up a fight
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/24/18, 04:06 am

On the floor of the Kansas House chamber in May, Rep. Diana Dierks warned her fellow lawmakers of going down the path of SS agents in 1940s-era Nazi Germany.

The cause for the Republican’s alarm: a bill protecting faith-based adoption agencies that operate according to religious beliefs when finding families for needy children.

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America’s growing divide over constitutional interpretation

First Amendment | New survey shows young people want the Constitution read with a ‘current times’ mindset
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 5/22/18, 02:37 pm

A majority of Americans say courts should interpret the U.S. Constitution according to what it “means in current times” not as “originally written,” according a new Pew Research Center survey. This year’s survey results mark the first time a majority of respondents (55 percent) advocate that position and reveal a deep, and growing, generational and political divide over the idea of timeless truth.

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Moderate Republicans make last-ditch DACA effort

Politics | Using a rare parliamentary procedure, lawmakers hope to get an immigration bill through the House
by Laura Finch
Posted 5/17/18, 02:26 pm

President Donald Trump tried to force Congress to fix the country’s immigration system last year when he announced he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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