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Gay Parents Fight to Get Both Their Names on Son's Birth Certificate

Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Karen Bleier, Getty Images
A gay couple in California wants both their names to appear on their son's birth certificate as his adopted parents.
However, their 5-year...
Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Should Violent Video Games Be Banned?

Violence in video games might be too real for kids. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 2 about a California law restricting the sale of violent video games to children. The case, Entertainment...

A New Baby After Taking a New Job? That Could be a Problem in Ohio

In Ohio, your maternity leave might be permanent. Credit: Getty Images
Even in the enlightened, family-friendly world of 2010, you can still get fired for getting pregnant. In Ohio, anyway. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled this week that compan...

Should Juvenile Offenders Be Sentenced to Life?

The Supreme Court will examine whether children should be sentenced to life in prison. Photo: Craig Jewell,
It used to be that juvenile offenders in the United States could be put to death for their crimes. That practice was outlawed in 200...

Dropping the F-bomb on Sesame Street?

(Click Big Bird's photo to see some Famous TV F-Bombs) What is it about swearing that is just so hilariously funny? Because it is funny, you know. At least, that's what one Supreme Court Justice said last week, when considering a case regarding o...

Do child rapists deserve the death penalty?

In 2003, a Louisiana jury found Patrick Kennedy guilty of raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter and sentenced him to death. The law states in Louisiana that aggravated rape of a child younger than 12 is punishable by "death or life imprisonment ... with...

Children donating to political campaigns

Because her mother is politically active in our city, Ellie probably knows more about politics than the average 7-year-old. But if you were to ask her if she would like to empty her piggy bank and donate that money to a candidate, I guarantee the ans...

Scouts can't have their cake and eat it too

Six years ago, the Boy Scouts of America convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that they, as a private organization, have the right to discriminate against gays and athiests. They are, after all, organized around religious principles and certainly no one ...

Should elementary schools be allowed to consider race when making admissions decisions?

On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide whether the Constitution allows for schools to use race as a determining factor in their admissions processes. One of the cases before the court deals with Seattle's attempts to have the racial make-up of the...

"Bong Hits 4 Jesus" going to Supreme Court

In 2002, Joseph Frederick, then a senior in high school, was suspended after unveiling a 14 foot banner that read "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" -- timed to coincide with the Olympic torch relay that was passing through town. Frederick and his family subsequent...

No free parking for discriminating sailors

It seems the Boy Scouts are feeling the heat for their discriminatory ways all over. Remember the story about the Philadelphia council who faced losing the free use of their city-owned headquarters building for discriminating against homosexuals? Wel...

Indiana continues to allow adoptions by gay couples

Same sex partners in the State of Indiana will continue to have the freedom of adoption. The Indiana State Supreme Court let stand a ruling that allows unmarried couples, including those of the same sex, to adopt children. The court refused to hear a...


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