After waiting more than 18 months without even receiving a committee hearing on his nomination, Edward DuMont, a partner at the Wilmer Hale law firm, has asked President Barack Obama to withdraw his nomination to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Maryland's Roman Catholic bishops recently released a 16-page statement claiming a marriage equality law would lead to violations of First Amendment rights. The statement called on parishioners to act against any proposal for a marriage equality law.
Houston Independent School District member Manuel Rodriguez Jr., who was re-elected this week, on Wednesday apologized for an anti-gay campaign ad targeting his opponent. Rodriguez: "I am aware that some people have said they were offended by one of my ads, and I apologize to all of those people."