WASHINGTON (RNS) The demise of the Defense of Marriage Act leaves an expanse of battlegrounds and a patchwork of laws. While every state in New England now recognizes same-sex marriages, for instance, not a single state in the South does.
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We asked faith leaders and members: What does the Supreme Court decision today mean for you in the context of your faith?
Religion News Service documents reactions to the Supreme Court decision both in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, Mo.
(RNS) Beyond issuing denunciations, religious conservatives have a number of possible options for responding to the decisions, including renewing calls to protect religious freedom. But can they agree which path is best?
WASHINGTON Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page opinion Wednesday (June 26) striking down a federal ban on same-sex marriages offers a window into Americans’ rapidly shifting views of same-sex relationships — a shift that increasingly relies on matters of law and fairness, not moral or religious views.
(RNS) The Supreme Court rulings are not as simple as whether gays and lesbians can marry or not, and whether they become eligible for federal benefits.
(RNS) As the Supreme Court prepares to issue two historic decisions on gay marriage this month, judges and lawyers who worked on earlier cases don’t expect anything all-encompassing from a cautious and conservative court.
(RNS) About 72 percent of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” a new survey finds.
The Boy Scouts of America has long argued that homosexuality is incompatible with its basic principles. As a private organization, its right to exclude gays was upheld by the Supreme Court a decade ago.