(RNS) About 72 percent of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” a new survey finds.
(RNS) Sensing that a move to allow same-sex marriage is all but official, bishops in the Church of England signaled they won’t try to derail it, even as they remain deeply uncomfortable with it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As Rhode Island becomes the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, a leading opponent blames Hollywood, academia and the mainstream media for the movement.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Gay rights leader Peter Tatchell says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has the right to oppose homosexuality, but “in a liberal democracy he is not entitled to insist that his religious beliefs are legislated into law.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Just because the nation may change its laws to “tolerate legalized acts of immorality” does not make those acts any less spiritually damaging, senior Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Even if the Supreme Court decides historic cases on gay marriage on narrow legal grounds, proponents of gay marriage say a win is still a win.
(RNS) Catholic leaders appear to be adopting a more positive tone, if not policies, on gays and lesbians. But the new rhetoric may also be an acknowledgment of the huge shift in the court of public opinion, and maybe soon at the Supreme Court.
(RNS) By any sniff test or common-sense test, gay unions are no more or less likely to succeed and to be things of beauty. The larger issue, it seems to me, is public respect. And respect comes from being worthy of respect.
The Supreme Court heard arguments over same sex marriage last week—whether California could ban it outright under Proposition 8 and whether Congress could deny federal marital benefits to same sex couples under the Defense of Marriage Act.
(RNS) New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Catholic Church needs to do a better job on not demonizing gays and lesbians, and a gay Catholic leader calls it an “Easter miracle.”