The owners, who refused on religious grounds to sell the couple a cake, now refuse to pay court-ordered damages. They were lauded by evangelicals at the Value Voters Summit last week beside Kim Davis.
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(RNS) The pope reportedly met secretly with the born-again Christian, who has become a hero of the religious right for going to jail rather than issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Aboard his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis said government officials have a moral right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also spoke sternly about clergy sex abuse.
NEW YORK (Reuters) Catholic gay rights leaders hope a low-key approach will improve relations with the Roman Catholic Church without offending Pope Francis.
DES MOINES, Iowa —The candidates must establish their conservative credentials by voicing opposition to legal abortion, give a “full-throated” endorsement of one-man, one-woman marriage and condemn the U.S Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
The Kentucky county clerk, who spent five days in jail, returned to her office Monday (Sept. 14) under a judge’s order that licenses be available to all.
(RNS) Now is the time to seek out the solutions that can help us all coexist peaceably and avoid the drama being played out in Rowan County, Ky.
Davis, jailed for refusing to issue marriage license to gay couples, told lawyers she’s prepared to stay in jail, reading her Bible, rather than sign licenses she says violate her religious beliefs.
Many Republican presidential candidates took a hard line in support of Kim Davis, echoing their criticism of gay marriage. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called Davis’ arrest the “criminalization of Christianity.”