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Pope Francis Open to Gay Civil Unions – or Is He?

Pope Francis Open to Gay Civil Unions – or Is He?

By Mike Tuttle April 8, 2014

The Brisbane Times reported recently that it appears that Pope Francis, just one year into his tenure as the Vicar of Christ on Earth, may be hinting tacit support for gay civil unions. In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere …

Pope Hints At Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions Pope Hints At Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions

In an interview published on the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Serra, Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic Church’s position against same-sex marriage, but hinted that it may support same-sex civil unions. In the interview, Pope Francis said that matrimony is between …

Texas Gay Marriage: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban Texas Gay Marriage: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban

On Wednesday, Judge Orlando Garcia struck down the ban on gay marriage in Texas. The judge went on to say that he did not do it to defy the people of Texas, but to comply with the U.S. constitution. The …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt
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On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file …

U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages

Although many same-sex couples now hold official marriages licenses in Utah, Republican Governor Gary Herbert denied recognizing these same-sex unions on Wednesday, continuing to limit marriage to one man and one woman in his socially conservative state. “It’s very disappointing,” …

Same-Sex Marriage Blocked In Utah, Appeal Pending Same-Sex Marriage Blocked In Utah, Appeal Pending

Who didn’t see this coming? Following a surprise ruling that led to same-sex marriage being legalized in the state of Utah on December 20th, the Supreme Court has now put a hold on any new unions. A federal appeals court …

Croatia Same-Sex Vote Denies Marriage Equality Croatia Same-Sex Vote Denies Marriage Equality
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Marriage Equality has been a hot topic in the United States, as more and more states pass legislation allowing marriage between same-sex couples. Illinois is the most recent state to join the crusade, legalizing marriage for all couples looking to …

Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
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In an effort to join the rest of the states that are becoming more progressive, Illinois has jumped on the same-sex bandwagon. On Wednesday, Governor Pat Quinn signed it into law, allowing same-sex couples to be married, and enjoy all …

Methodist Pastor Suspended After Conviction
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We reported here a few days ago about United Methodist Church pastor Reverend Frank Schaefer’s trial on charges of performing a same-sex marriage ceremony for his own son. The pastor was awaiting a church jury’s decision at that time. Since …

Methodist Pastor Convicted of Gay Marriage Ceremony Methodist Pastor Convicted of Gay Marriage Ceremony
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When United Methodist Church Reverend Frank Scaheffer’s son, Tim, came to him at the age of 17 and revealed that he was gay, the pastor and his wife had to make a decision. Tim told them that he had considered …

DOMA Ruling May Alter Campaign Finance Laws DOMA Ruling May Alter Campaign Finance Laws

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the high-profile case U.S. v. Windsor, overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While the long-term ramifications of this decision are still being sifted through, and will not …

Same-Sex Marriages in Indiana Could Lead To Arrest Same-Sex Marriages in Indiana Could Lead To Arrest

The New York Times reports that a state law in Indiana, on the books since 1997, could be used to imprison same-sex couples that apply for marriage licenses. The catch in this law that would penalize same-sex couples is that …

Senate Panel OKs Bill Against Same-Sex Job Bias Senate Panel OKs Bill Against Same-Sex Job Bias

AP reports that a Senate panel has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill had support from every one of the Democrats and three of …

Pat Robertson's "Vomit Button" Comment One of Many Pat Robertson's "Vomit Button" Comment One of Many
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Josh Wolford reported previously that Pat Robertson, a former Southern Baptist minister, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and host of the 700 Club show, had a request for Mark Zuckerberg. Not that many any of those requests get …

Same-Sex Couples Head for Walk-in Weddings Same-Sex Couples Head for Walk-in Weddings

In the County Administration building in downtown San Diego it is called “Walk-in Wednesday”. Most days of the week, couples need to make an appointment to come in and get married. On Walk-In Wednesday, couples can show up, get their …

Prop 8 Backers File Emergency Stay With SCOTUS Prop 8 Backers File Emergency Stay With SCOTUS
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With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that opponents to same-sex marriage in California had no standing to appeal the overturn of Prop 8, same-sex marriage proponents were ready to fire up the wedding planning in earnest. But everyone …