Insisting that states hold the power to decide marriage laws, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine argued on Friday that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
Urging Presbyterian Church USA to "repent and be restored to fellowship," the National Black Church Initiative, which represents 34,000 churches from 15 denominations, has declared it has severed ties with PCUSA after it amended its constitution changing their definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage following a ruling by the state’s highest court in 2003. To date, courts, legislatures and voters in 37 states have legalized gay marriage or are about to do so.
North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr were among 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats Thursday night for a non-binding budget amendment that would give legally married same-sex spouses Social Security and veterans benefits.
A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees. Judge Alexander Ekstrom’s ruling gives Barronelle Stutzman 60 days to pay the state for her refusal to serve Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed when they sought to buy wedding flowers in 2013.
The four states seeking to maintain bans against same-sex marriage told the Supreme Court Friday that the democratic process should decide the issue, not judicial dictate.
A group of adults who oppose gay marriage even though they were raised by gay, lesbian or transgender parents filed briefs with the Supreme Court Friday in hopes that their real-life experiences will dissuade the justices from legalizing the nuptials.
The Senate endorsed Social Security and veterans benefits for married gay couples Thursday night in a 57-43 vote, with 11 Republicans joining every Democrat.
Bucking intense criticism from citizens, celebrities, tech leaders, and convention customers, Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a controversial religious freedom bill into law on Thursday.
Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized. "I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago."
A Christian street preacher was today found guilty of using “threatening” language by quoting the Bible when speaking about homosexuality on the streets of Taunton in June last year.
The public national discussion around same-sex marriage first began in 1993 when the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that laws denying same-sex couples the right to marry violated state constitutional equal protection rights unless the state could show a "compelling reason" for such discrimination.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined other religious groups Tuesday in a vote that formally sanctions same-sex marriage. The 1.7 million-member church voted to amend its constitution to allow gay marriage ceremonies.
In this sermon, Dr. Gil McKee calls upon Alabama Governor Bentley, a member of his church, to stand up and defend God's definition of marriage. This is an excellent example of how the church should be speaking to the civil magistrate.
The head of a Kentucky human rights commission ruled last week that a Christian printer’s refusal to print "gay pride" T-shirts “constitutes unlawful discrimination,” and ordered the company to attend “diversity training.” The order, which must be approved by the whole commission before it can be enforced, also requires the company to stop discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation.
Rob Gagnon critiques a chapter of J. R. Daniel Kirk's book, "Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?" The title of the chapter: "Homosexuality under the Reign of Christ." Gagnon exposes Kirk's argument, which denies the obvious teaching of Scripture and misapplies Paul's teaching that in Christ there is neither male nor female.
Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser. The stir was over a donation Eich had made to supporters of traditional marriage. In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 in support of California's Proposition 8, which banned "gay marriage" in the state until it was struck down by the Supreme Court in June.
A Mennonite couple that owns an art gallery in Iowa has filed suit against the state's Civil Rights Commission over being threatened with punitive action for refusing to host a same-sex "wedding" on their property.
A University of Toledo employee has been fired for a letter she wrote objecting to a local newspaper's editorial that compared the efforts of homosexual activists to the black civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. Alliance Defending Freedom and the Pacific Justice Institute announced Monday that they have filed a brief asking the US Supreme Court to review the case of Crystal Dixon, who works in the school's Human Resources department.
An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong. Dakota Ary was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality in Germany. At some point during the conversation, he turned to a friend and said that he was a Christian and “being a homosexual is wrong.” Dakota later told Fox News, “It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me. I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.”
A former “Teacher of the Year” in Mount Dora, Florida has been suspended and could lose his job after he voiced his objection to "gay marriage" on his personal Facebook page. Jerry Buell, a veteran American history teacher at Mount Dora High School, was removed from his teaching duties this week as school officials in Lake County investigate allegations that what he posted was biased towards homosexuals.