(RNS) Yes, the government has an interest in fostering strong communities and strong families — and both will strengthened when marriage equality makes the lives of same-sex couples and their children more safe and secure.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Supreme Court finally took up the vexing question of same-sex marriage, the case came down to two competing visions of marriage: what it’s been, what it should be, and who gets to decide.
WASHINGTON — Some studies show that children raised in same-sex households fare no worse than those raised by mothers and fathers. Others say the differences are stark.
WASHINGTON — One reason for a transformation in public views on the issue: Close to half say they have a gay or lesbian family member or close friend who is married to someone of the same sex.
SALT LAKE CITY — “What does that have to do with us at all?” asked Josh Weed, an openly gay man who has been married to a woman for 12 years.
CINCINNATI — “It isn’t about the money,” Obergefell said. “John’s final record as an Ohioan — as an American — deserves to be accurate. And our marriage — our legal marriage — deserves respect.”
WASHINGTON — A brief from prominent evangelical and Baptist ministries and seminaries paints opponents of gay marriage as future victims of discrimination whose freedom of speech would be threatened.
(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.”