Kim Davis addresses the media just before the doors are opened to the Rowan County Clerk’s Office in Morehead, Kentucky, Chris Tilley/Files

Pope Francis met secretly in Washington last week with Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who defied a court order to issue marriage licences to (...)

David Jordan, a member of Chirst Fellowship in North Carolina, preaches in support of the prayer rally at the Carter County Detention Center for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. Photograph: Reuters

A judge has ordered a Kentucky clerk jailed last week for refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples be released and warned her not to in(...)

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat, speaks during a filibuster intended to stop Senate Bill 5, which contains restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks, at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, June 25, 2013.  Photograph: Erich Schlegel/The New York Times
Texas abortion bill defeated
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  • June 26, 2013, 07:54

Texas Democrats blocked a drive for new state abortion restrictions on today, after a marathon speech in the capitol caused some Republican supporters(...)