Following the recent Church of England decision to allow blessing ceremonies for same-sex civil marriages, Archbishops representing 10 of the 42 provinces in the Anglican Communion have signed a statement that the CofE is now “disqualified” as their founding “Mother Church,” BBC News reports.
Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.”
The United Methodist Church’s top court has upheld much of the Traditional Plan approved earlier this year, continuing the global denomination’s ban on the ordination and marriage of its LGBTQ members.
Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.
A Wisconsin circuit court ruled photographer Amy Lawson cannot be sued under certain anti-discrimination laws for refusing to take photos at the weddings of same-sex couples.
Australia’s prime minister said that he supports legalizing same-sex marriage in a possible nationwide vote, and he expects the people to vote with him.
Ministers in Sweden’s state church cannot ‘refuse to marry same-sex couples’, the country’s Prime Minister has said.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be performed in Virginia as soon as next week, denying a request to stay its ruling striking down the state’s ban on the unions.
The U.S. Court of Appeals will hear six lawsuits seeking to strike down marriage amendments in four states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The states have passed amendments approved by its voters that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
A federal judge ruled that Kentucky’s law that recognized marriage as being between one man and one woman violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples, however he placed a stay on his own decision, in effect placing his ruling on hold until the conclusion of the appeal process.
In a historic decision, a federal appeals court has ruled that a state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, setting up a possible Supreme Court battle over the issue.
A federal judge on Friday put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold, a week after she struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, a move that allowed more than 500 couples to wed over the last eight days.
Tuesday the nation’s largest Protestant body voted against the “moral validation” of the transgendered since God’s original design was to create two distinct and complementary sexes, according to Christian Today.
The Satanic Temple, which gained international notoriety in May when it tried to hold a Black Mass reenactment at Harvard University, said one of the issues it feels strongly about is “gay rights” and explained that homosexual marriage is “a sacrament,” just like heterosexual marriage.
Last month, a group of pastors and theologians called for an amicable split in the United Methodist Church over homosexuality, according to USA Today.
Denmark’s Parliament voted by a large margin to force State churches to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies inside their sanctuaries.
Although a memo circulated by the Alliance Defense Fund assured scrupulous New York State license clerks that they can delegate the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses to another clerk, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice disagreed.
WASHINGTON (BP)–Same-sex partners with a “genuine commitment” should have rights and benefits equal to those of married couples, President Clinton said in an interview with a magazine for homosexuals.
(AgapePress) – The attack on Godâ€™s design for marriage continues at yet another prestigious school. A well-known university affiliated with the United Methodist Church says it will allow its chapel to be used for homosexual commitment ceremonies.
WASHINGTON (BP)–Learning from the experience of other states grappling with the issue of legal recognition of homosexual unions, family groups in Nebraska have crafted a proposed amendment to the state constitution that seeks not only to ban homosexual marriage but declares same-sex domestic partnerships invalid as well.