Tag: Gay Marriage

American Samoa Only US Territory Defying Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Associated Press reports that the attorney general of American Samoa is in the process of reviewing the court order, and gay rights advocates are putting pressure on the island to comply with the legal ruling.   “We’re still reviewing the decision to determine its applicability to American Samoa, and I have no specific comments […]

Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court’s decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.   Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was critical at first […]

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 […]