Law

Red flag laws and the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting – questions over whether state’s protection order could have prevented tragedy

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Red flag laws - also know as extreme risk protection orders - allow for judges to make a ruling that results in firearms being taken away temporarily from a person who is deemed to be at high risk of harming themselves or others.

How same-sex marriage gained bipartisan support – a decades-long process has brought it close to being written into federal law

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While public opinion and different state laws on abortion rights are sharply dividing the country, there's growing indication that most people agree on another once-controversial topic - protecting same-sex marriage.