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Jewish and Muslim leaders arrested at deportation protest outside Paul Ryan’s office | The Independent

Jewish and Muslim faith leaders were arrested outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office while calling for an end to deportations. Among them was 2017 Women’s March co-organiser and activist Linda Sarsour, rabbis, and imams all staging a sit-in who were taken away on charges of civil disobedience.

Source: Jewish and Muslim leaders arrested at deportation protest outside Paul Ryan’s office | The Independent

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

The Supreme Court entered the latest battleground in the culture wars on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a hard-fought clash between gay rights and claims of religious freedom that was a sort of sequel to the court’s 2015 decision establishing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.