Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including the newly reached agreement framework for Iran’s nuclear program and the controversy over Religious Freedom laws and discrimination.
By PBS NewsHour
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he wanted to clarify his state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, defending the law he signed last week as not discriminatory. In the last few days, gay rights groups have protested while high-profile companies have come…
By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican-controlled Senate committee in the Utah Legislature offered its unanimous and at times emotional support for a proposal to protect gay and transgender individuals as the landmark measure passed its first test.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June.
The FDA is set to ease a 31-year ban on blood donations by gay men, put in place in the early days of the AIDS crisis. The policy revision will allow gay men to donate blood one year after their…
The FDA said in a statement that it will "recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral to one year since the last sexual contact."…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Alan Turing is hailed as the father of the computer, single-handedly helping the Allies defeat the Germans by cracking the Nazi Enigma code. But he was also a gifted athlete, a sloppy dresser and defiant in the face of the…
By Rialda Zukic
Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino on Saturday went against Italy's law by registering 16 gay marriages that were celebrated in other countries.
A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who…
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.
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