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The Briefing 01-07-14

1. Same Sex Marriage in 2013: A Review

On sex, drugs and spying: The surprises of 2013, USA Today (Susan Page)

Justices’ Halt to Gay Marriage Leaves Utah Couples in Limbo, New York Times (Adam Liptak and Jack Healy)

2. Little Sisters of the Poor win temporary stay on contraception mandate

 Justices Are Asked to Reject Nuns’ Challenge to Health Law, New York Times (Robert Pear)

3. Church of England removes Devil from christening services

Church of England removes devil from christening service, The Telegraph (Edward Malnick)

The Church of England isn’t abandoning sin–nor should it, The Guardian (Andrew Brown)