Tag: Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Will Harm Religious Freedom, Marginalize Biblical Worldview

“Americans will not stop standing for transcendent truth, nor accept the legitimacy of this decision,” Perkins continued. “We will not lapse into silence but will continue to speak uncompromisingly for the truth about what marriage is, always has been, and always will be: the union of one man and one woman.”   Russell Moore, president […]

Mississippi in limbo over high-court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Amber Hamilton and Annice Smith were the first same-sex couple to wed in Mississippi, and nearly the last, at least for a while.   About an hour after the pair filled out the requisite paperwork, handed over $21 for a marriage license and sealed their nuptials with a happy kiss Friday morning on the steps […]

News from The Associated Press

Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.   He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to […]

Same sex marriage legalized, Texas clerks prepare licenses

Collin County Clerk Stacey Kemp said her office “will confer with legal counsel and go from there.”Tarrant County Clerk Mary Louise Garcia said it is difficult to provide an exact time when her office will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.”First, we will continue to seek legal consultation from our Criminal District Attorney Office […]

News from The Associated Press

The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.   Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court’s previous three major gay rights cases dating back to 1996. It came on the anniversary of two of those earlier decisions.   […]

Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right, Supreme Court Rules, 5-4

In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.   Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the 5 to 4 decision. He was joined by the court’s four more liberal justices.   The decision, the culmination […]

Paxton to County Clerks: Wait for Direction on Gay Marriage

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the coming days that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants county clerks to hold off on issuing marriage licenses to such couples until his office has given them direction.   “I remain prayerful that the Court will heed millennia of family tradition, Judeo-Christian instruction […]

Supreme Court rules states must allow same-sex marriage

In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet.   The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.   “No union is more […]

Landmark: Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday made marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide, declaring that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution.   The landmark ruling will produce the most significant change in laws governing matrimony since the court struck down state bans on inter-racial marriage almost 50 years […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

Kennedy, a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close cases, was joined in the majority by the court’s four liberal justices.   In a dissenting opinion, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia said the decision shows the court is a “threat to American democracy.” The ruling “says that my ruler and the ruler of 320 […]