Tag: Gay Marriage

Angela Merkel doesn’t believe in gay marriage

“For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together. That is my concept, but I support civil partnerships.”   Ms Merkel went on to say stress that marriage should be strictly defined as between a man and a woman, adding: “I am for registered civil partnerships. I am for our not having […]

Waco churches diverge, evolve in views of same-sex relationships

Victoria Pierce swore off church at 13 in the most dramatic way she could, blasting her pastor at her confirmation ceremony with a tirade against Christian hypocrisy.   But she found her way back to faith in her late 20s through the help of the woman she would come to call her wife.   Pierce […]

House Conservative Opportunity Society: SCOTUS Marriage Ruling Is About Tyranny, Not Equality

Whether or not you believe in traditional marriage is now beside the point. Simply put, your voice no longer matters since five unelected judges did what they felt the American people were too inept to decide democratically for themselves. In its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court created a new right in same-sex marriage […]

California governor signs bill replacing words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ in state law

The terms “husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.   The terms will be replaced with “spouse” to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it.   […]

Kentucky Clerk Casey Davis Ordered to Comply With Law on Gay Marriage

A county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples for religious reasons said Thursday that Kentucky’s governor had ordered him to do his job or quit.   Casey Davis, one of three clerks in the state who is not granting licenses, held a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear after last month’s ruling […]

Government to provide marriage benefits to same-sex couples in all states

Same-sex married couples can start applying for Social Security and veterans benefits in all 50 states even though there are still issues to fix as the federal government works to implement the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to marry nationwide.   Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Thursday every same-sex couple will have marriage benefits […]

African Bishops Gear Up to Oppose Same-Sex Marriage After SCOTUS Ruling

Noting what they call a “recent rise in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender activism,” the bishops criticize “the Supreme Court decision in the United States of America,” which together with similar legal action elsewhere, such as Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum, “will tend to provoke a notable and rapid shift in public opinion about the nature and […]

Kenyan Leader Warns: If Obama Preaches ‘Gay Agenda, We Will Tell Him to Shut Up and Go Home’

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the White House image was cloaked in the militant LGBT rainbow, as was the Facebook profile picture of the U.S. Department of Education.In Nairobi on Monday, members of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya called upon Obama to refrain from discussing the gay agenda, reports […]

Kansas governor: state can’t punish religious groups over same-sex marriage objections

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday issued an executive order asserting that clergy and religious organizations cannot be penalized by the state for refusing to recognize or provide services for a same-sex marriage.   The order comes nearly two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, paving […]

Orthodox cleric: Marriage ruling an ‘earthquake’

A prominent American cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia called the June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage an “earthquake” that turns God’s established order on its head.   Archpriest Victor Potapov of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Washington, D.C., spoke frankly with Pravmir, an online Orthodox Christian website. […]