Last month, for the first time, a majority of Americans polled by Gallup said they were in favor of legalizing gay marriage.
Same sex couples where partners have different nationalities struggle with US immigration laws.
Fabrice Tourre, a mid-level Goldman Sachs employee, is the only person on Wall Street to have been sued because of the financial crisis. Is he a test case or a scapegoat?
The United States has the largest prison population in the world. Some say that flogging would be more humane for some lawbreakers than imprisonment.
Teens have filed lawsuits in all 50 states and federal court to force government officials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Congress extended the PATRIOT act this week. Many in and out of Congress are worried about civil liberties.
Executives from the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs stand accused of lying to Congress, but so far, there's little indication that they'll stand trial.
A new report says that the West Virginia coal mining disaster that killed 29 people last year was caused by negligence on the part of the mine's owner, Massey Energy.
The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed major Wall Street banks on the way they packaged mortgage-backed securities.
The federal government used tactics usually reserved for organized crime to catch Raj Rajaratnam, hedge fund billionaire of Galleon Capital, in an insider-trading scheme.