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The U.S. Supreme Court granted all same-sex couples the right to marry this June, but not all county clerks were happy with the decision. In particular, Kim Davis, the County Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses in the wake of the ruling, citing her religious beliefs.

Late yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear Davis's appeal, allowing a lower court decision directing her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples to stand. Undeterred, Davis continued her refusal to issue licenses this morning, and now she and her clerks have been summoned to a federal court hearing tomorrow morning. So what happens now?

Civil rights icon Julian Bond passed away at the age of 75 on August 15. Bond was an accomplished politician and professor, but above all he was a social activist, becoming one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in his 20s and continuing to fight for equal rights into his 70s.

One of Bond's most enduring legacies is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a legal nonprofit that has been fighting hate groups, racism, and inequality since its founding in 1971.

Whether you want to hand out flyers promoting your favorite political platform or your latest business venture, you may be wondering if you need to get a permit first. (Or you may be wondering if the person hassling you with a flyer needed or got a permit to do so.) After all, there are all sorts of ordinances regulating posting ads and flyers on poles and street signs, so wouldn't the same be true of handing out coupons and leaflets?

In classic legal fashion, the answer, as always, is: it depends. There are some circumstances, and some cities, that will require a permit to hand out flyers.

South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag that had flown outside its State House this morning and moved it to a Civil War museum nearby. The law calling for the flag's removal progressed quickly through the state legislature and was signed by the governor yesterday.

While many had called for the controversial flag's removal since it began flying on capitol grounds over 50 years ago, debate intensified following the racially-motivated killing of nine black parishioners in a historically black church last month.

While many are celebrating the Supreme Court's decision in favor of marriage equality in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, many others are still trying to resist the tide of progress.

Before the ruling came out last Friday, 15 states still had bans on same-sex marriage. Of those states, many welcomed the new era of marriage equality with open arms while some reluctantly and grudgingly complied with the "law of the land." Only a few states are still fighting tooth and nail to "protect the freedom of religious beliefs."

Here is a breakdown of how those 15 states are reacting to the Supreme Court's ruling:

Yesterday, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Today, that definition is an unconstitutional violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry.

In 36 states, same-sex couples are already able to legally marry. In the 13 holdout states, same-sex couples are eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court must decide whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

If the court rules in favor of same sex marriage, then same sex couples in all 50 states will be able to marry. In addition, the decision will have far reaching financial implications, such as social security, tax, and estate planning benefit once denied to same-sex couples.

The lawmakers who were working so very hard to protect religious rights in Indiana probably weren't considering the possibility of a Church of Cannabis when they passed the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

When Indiana's RFRA goes into effect on July 1, the Church of Cannabis will have its first service. Church founder, Bill Levin, relies on RFRA and the First Amendment to assert his right to smoke marijuana, in direct violation of the state's law, as part of his religion.

Will he succeed?

Rachel Dolezal claims to be African American. Her parents say that she is Caucasian.

In the past few days, Rachel Dolezal's story has exploded into the public arena. For years, Rachel identified herself as African American. When applying for a job she identified herself as white, African American, and Native America. However, according to her parents, Rachel is Caucasian, or more specifically, European and Native American.

What's the big deal? Is it a lie to identify with a certain race not evidenced by your heritage? Is it illegal to lie about your racial identity?

In a move that would be laughable if it wasn't so sad and damaging, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tried to beat the U.S. Supreme Court's impending same-sex marriage ruling by quickly signing three bills into law that would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT people.

The probably unconstitutional laws permit faith-based adoption agencies to discriminate against potential adoptive parents if they are gay.