Justice & the Courts

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

[03.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the pontiff’s first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the state’s death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don’t see global warming as a threat.

President Obama Appears on Comedy Show to Promote Healthcare.gov

[03.12.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Colorado’s profits from marijuana taxes, why marijuana works to help people who are sick, and the generational gap between young and old Republicans on social issues.

Religious Discrimination Cases at an All-Time High Since 1997

[03.10.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the morality-legality gap in views about pornography, the state of unemployment in America, and religious liberty in the workplace.

Justice Department Sues Philadelphia School District for Religious Liberty

[03.07.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a new same-sex marriage case in Wyoming, public opinion on the issue of job protections for LGBT workers, and how many Americans believe AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behavior.

Arizona Conservatives Say They’ll Continue Religious Liberty Fight

[03.03.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the relevance of political science, shifting demographics among those who support same-sex marriage, and the continued effort by Arizona conservatives to fight for religious liberty.

National Media Continues to Cover Findings of PRRI LGBT Survey

[02.28.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers same-sex marriage and LGBT rights changes across the country, as well as efforts in more states to legalize marijuana for legal use.

A Decade of Change on Same-sex Marriage

[02.27.2014]

PRRI’s latest research, the 2014 LGBT Issues and Trends Survey, shows support for same-sex marriage jumped 21 percentage points from 2003 – when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage – to 2013. Currently, a majority (53 percent) of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, compared to 41 percent who oppose. In 2003, less than one-third (32 percent) of Americans supported allowing gays and […]

The Morning Buzz: #LGBT10 Edition

[02.27.2014]

Today’s Buzz highlights the great coverage of PRRI’s latest report, as well as a series of news stories related to LGBT rights!

As Judge Overturns ban, new PRRI Survey Sheds Light on Texans’ Views on Same-Sex Marriage

[02.26.2014]

Judge Orlando Garcia said in his decision that “state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution,” but added that the ban on same-sex marriage would remain in place until an appeals court can rule on the case. How will Texans react? PRRI’s A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues provides some insight.

What Does PRRI’s New Survey on American Attitudes Toward LGBT Issues Find?

[02.26.2014]

A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues, released just this morning, uncovers a wealth of new data on U.S. public opinion toward a range of LGBT issues. Here are a few highlights!