Tag: Gay Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage | 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

What do the Democratic Candidates Believe About Same-Sex Marriage / Civil Unions? Y= for N= against   Hillary Clinton: GM=Y / CU=Y Hillary Clinton has a new position on same-sex marriage Clinton’s low-key start to her campaign 02:52   Washington (CNN)As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about […]

Anglican Communion Suspends U.S. Episcopal Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

Under the terms of the resolution, American Episcopalians and leaders will be stripped of their votes at Anglican conferences and assemblies, won’t be allowed to participate in decision-making “on issues of doctrine or polity” and can’t officially represent the Anglican Communion on interfaith commissions.   The action isn’t anywhere near as severe as expulsion or […]

Judge drops student’s free speech lawsuit

A University of New Mexico student who was kicked out of class for objecting to a lesbian-themed film has lost her court case.   Monica Pompeo filed suit, claiming her First Amendment rights were violated when she was punished for an essay that called homosexuality “perverse” among other observations.   The lawsuit, filed in 2013, […]

Costly beliefs: State squeezes last penny from bakers who defied lesbian-wedding cake order

Melissa Klein was checking her bank accounts just a few weeks before Christmas when her face turned ashen. The money was gone – every single penny.   Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries had confiscated all the cash in Mrs. Klein’s checking account and savings account as well as a special account set aside for […]

Oregon’s Bakers Take Next Step in Fight For Conscience Rights, While Media Erroneously Claim Gay Victory

The two Oregon cake-makers fined by the state for not selling a cake with a pro-gay message to a lesbian couple are fighting for their legal rights, amid misleading media reports.   The cake-makers issued their new statement after media reports erroneously claimed that a bond-like payment of almost $140,000 lodged with a state agency […]

Gay marriage plaintiffs named ‘persons of the year’

The National Catholic Reporter has named Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon of Louisville its persons of the year for 2015  for their “historic roles” as plaintiffs in the U. S. Supreme Court case that resulted in a June 26 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the country.   The independent weekly newspaper based in Kansas City, Mo. made the […]

First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snub

But the freshman MK said he didn’t even notice the haredi MKs’ absence at the time, and didn’t take it personally. In fact, he said, he hoped they would continue to boycott his speeches.   “At the time of the speech I didn’t even notice the absence, and afterwards when I heard (about it) I just […]

Oregon bakery owners pay more than $135G in damages over refusal to make cake for gay wedding

The owners of an Oregon bakery who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid more than $135,000 in state-ordered damages – months after refusing to do so – according to state officials Monday.   Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes, by Melissa, dropped a check off for $136,927.07, according to the Bureau of Labor […]

Kentucky gov removes names of county clerks from marriage licenses

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin ordered the state to prepare new marriage licenses that do not include the names of county clerks in an attempt to protect the religious beliefs of clerk Kim Davis and other local elected officials.   The executive order comes after Davis, the Rowan County clerk, spent five days in jail […]

Kim Davis reflects on her role in same-sex marriage debate

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, said she prayed for those who disagreed with her and feels the pace of social change has “awakened” Christians across the country.   In an interview with The Associated Press about her year at the […]