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Republican congressman compares same sex marriage to polygamy, incest

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, freshman GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina questioned why Attorney General Eric Holder should apply a higher level of scrutiny to same sex marriage laws than to laws concerning inter-family marriage and polygamy. In February, President Barack Obama decided that the Defense…

Britain, France ready Libya no-fly zone resolution

UNITED NATIONS – A British-French resolution demanding a no-fly zone over Libya could go before the UN Security Council as early as this week, diplomats said Monday. While Moamer Kadhafi’s offensive against rebels is intensifying, any demand for military action would set off a new diplomatic battle at the Security…

Texas executed man in 2000 based on someone else’s DNA, test reveals

A Texas man was condemned to death and executed in 2000 on the basis of hair that did not belong to him, according to the results of a recent DNA test. A test by Mitotyping Technologies published by the Texas Observer magazine — which fought a three-year legal battle to…

Texas man executed for hair that didn’t belong to him

WASHINGTON — A Texas man was condemned to death and executed in 2000 on the basis of hair that did not belong to him, according to the results of a DNA test released Thursday. A test by Mitotyping Technologies published by the Texas Observer magazine — which fought a three-year…

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