WASHINGTON — One reason for a transformation in public views on the issue: Close to half say they have a gay or lesbian family member or close friend who is married to someone of the same sex.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) If the holdouts eventually abandon their religious opposition to homosexuality, it will be because of persuasion, not coercion.
NEW YORK (RNS) The problem with Christian-specific events — especially those run under the best of intentions, as Christian Fashion Week appeared to be — is that they hermetically seal off any good intentions from reaching the secular world.
NEW YORK (Reuters) The initial goal of raising $25,000 for the owners of an Indiana pizza shop was rapidly left behind and the drive raised a staggering $842,000 before it was closed.
(RNS) The fight in Indiana isn’t just about a piece of legislation. It’s about fair-minded citizens speaking out against discrimination and for the common good.
(RNS) Americans don’t want business owners to discriminate against gays — but many would exempt those who don’t want to participate in a gay wedding.
INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long said the change will “unequivocably state that Indiana’s (religious freedom) law does not and will not be able to discriminate against anyone, anywhere at any time.”
Gov. Mike Pence — who himself has been urged to run for president — is receiving support from other Republican contenders for his signing of the legislation.
Facing a rising tide of criticism and business boycotts against his state, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would consider a second law that “amplifies and clarifies” the first one but added, “We’re not going to change the law.”