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Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay married couples. In two separate cases. . . . Full...

Court OKs N.H. Law Allowing 'God' Pledge In Schools

BOSTON - (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law requiring schools to authorize a time each day for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, finding the oath's reference to God doesn't violate the students' constitutional rights. Full version available...