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Emma Green

Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.
Health & Human Services

The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare

State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.


The Government Gets Into the Church-Rebuilding Business

A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.

Public Safety

The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

A gunman opened fire during a country-music show at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 200 more.


This New Jersey Township Tried to Block a Mosque, And Lost

Zoning ordinances are one of the most common tools of bias against faith groups. On Tuesday, a New Jersey township settled two cases brought against it.


Why Porn Stars Hate California’s Ballot Initiative to Protect Their Safety on Sets

This November, voters will weigh a statewide proposition about condoms and worker rights.


Why North Carolina Judges Can Still Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Decisions in dueling lawsuits suggest the religious exemption law will be hard to overturn in the courts.


Why Mississippi’s Law on Religious Rights and LGBT Discrimination Got Blocked

In a 60-page ruling, a U.S. district-court judge stopped enforcement of a law providing religious exemptions for LGBT discrimination.