(RNS) Despite two landmark Supreme Court decisions in June that vastly expanded same-sex marriage rights in states from Maine to California, gay and lesbian couples in 35 states remain outside the bonds of holy matrimony. For them, the battle is ongoing.
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(RNS) A survey of 916 gay and lesbian couples found that religious leaders officiated at just one in four same-sex marriages, and that only 12 percent of ceremonies were held in religious spaces.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Colin Reed, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, said the state Supreme Court “left no ambiguity about the unanimous court’s view on the ultimate decision” on gay marriage.
BAYONNE, N.J. (RNS) Regardless of how Judge Mary Jacobson might feel personally about a subject, or what her Catholic faith might say about it, she decides cases based on the law and the facts, say those who have worked with her through the years.
(RNS) Since June, couples have filed 23 lawsuits to end bans in 21 states; governors and state attorneys general in at least three states have refused to defend their state bans in court; and county clerks in four states have issued marriage licenses to gay couples despite laws against it.
A panel discussion hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters considers incidents of “viewpoint censorship,” when new media companies block conservative Christian speech.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative interest groups, perhaps seeing their best chance in years to advance their causes, have argued aggressively in their briefs to the court not only for favorable rulings but for overturning some of the court’s time-honored precedents.
(RNS) Divided over the 2012 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the state’s two Roman Catholic dioceses and the North Carolina Council of Churches are parting ways.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) Hot button issues with conservative Christians, such as abortion and same-sex marriage, are not as critical to Hispanics. Topping their list of critical issues: jobs and unemployment, health care costs and the quality of public schools.