NEW YORK (RNS) A Kansas pastor floats an idea that enables small businesses to maintain their religious scruples in a way that doesn’t smack of discrimination. And I’m all for it.
Articles tagged “same-sex marriage”
(RNS) Treating the LGBT rights/religious freedom conversation as a zero-sum game where one can only “win” at the expense of the other is actually a “no-win” for all of us.
Church leaders and the GOP mayor of Indianapolis want the Indiana governor to veto, not sign, a bill that gives legal protection to business owners who refuse to serve gay couples.
(RNS) In this journey of understanding of who we are, we are not winning a “battle” to gain full acceptance of LGBT people in churches. Rather, we are helping our faith traditions be the best faith traditions they can be.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) Oklahoma’s conservative lawmakers came up with a religious tactic to block same-sex weddings. In a twist, their efforts to restrict who can perform marriages could make it easier for gay couples to wed.
(RNS) Now that the largest group of Presbyterians has approved same-sex marriage, attention turns to the Methodists, the largest mainline denomination in the U.S. that still prohibits it.
(Reuters) A majority of the 171 regional “presbyteries,” or local leadership bodies of the church, have now voted to change the wording of the constitution to define marriage as a commitment “between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A solid 56 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, up from just 11 percent in 1988.
(Reuters) One friend-of-the-court brief was filed on behalf of dozens of prominent conservatives, including billionaire political activist David Koch, which says that “conservative values are consistent with – indeed, are advanced by – affording civil marriage rights to same-sex couples.”