Even if the Supreme Court rules in favor of forcing states to recognize "same-sex marriage," it's quite possible that some Native American tribes may continue to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Two of the largest tribes that take this position are the Oklahoma based Cherokee Nation and the Navajo Nation.
A collection of bills seen as "anti-gay" are thought unlikely to acquire the votes needed to pass the Texas House of Representatives. The object of these bills include dropping anti-discrimination provisions from Texas' 1999 Religious Freedom and Restoration Act and removing local ordinances that prohibit discrimination against gays.
The Seanad of Ireland passed the Children and Family Relationship Bill on March 31, which gives same-sex couples the right to adopt children jointly. Out of the 22 Senators that voted on the fifth stage of the legislation, only two (Senator Rónán Mullen and Senator Jim Walsh), voted against the bill.
Noted Southern Baptist leaders have signed a brief defending the freedom of speech of those who support and teach the Scriptural truth that marriage is between a man and a woman. The 32-page brief emphasizes the broad reach of freedom of religion and the longstanding authority of biblically defined marriage.
When Shoebat.com called thirteen pro-gay bakeries and asked for a cake with the words "Gay Marriage is Wrong" written in icing, all thirteen bakeries refused.
A survey of about 700 youngsters found that 20 percent of 12 to 13-year-olds said they had seen upsetting or shocking pornography, about 12 percent in the same age group admitted to having participated in making a sexually explicit video, and 10 percent said they fear they already have a porn addiction.
Delegates at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference backed the idea that schools should be required to include a positive portrayal of same-sex relationships in sex education lessons.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced separately on Saturday that they had lifted their bans on state-funded travel to Indiana, after the state’s governor, Mike Pence, signed into a law a revision of his so-called “Religious Freedom” law, which critics called a license to discriminate against gay people.
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who is considering a second run for president in 2016, has blamed “the militant gay community” for the pressure brought to bear this week on Indiana and Arkansas, after those states passed religious freedom laws that critics say encourage discrimination against LGBT people.
A gay couple suing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is requesting a federal court to recognize their out-of-state marriage immediately as one man's fight with brain cancer worsens.
The crowdfunding campaign for the owners of the Indiana pizzeria that became a flashpoint of the national debate over the state’s religious freedom law closed donations Friday after raking in $842,387.
Conservative leader Pat Buchanan is urging Christians to fight the “LGBT fanatics” who are demanding they betray their faith, even if it means civil disobedience.
On Thursday, the Boy Scouts’ Greater New York Councils decided to hire 18 year old Pascal Tessier as a summer camp leader—despite the fact that gays are not allowed in the Eagle Scouts.
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers.
A host of governors, CEOs and church leaders call Indiana’s new religious freedom law a backdoor opening to anti-gay discrimination, but Americans appear more divided on whether a wedding-related business should have the right to turn away a gay customer.
After a national uproar over bills promoted as religious freedom measures and criticized as anti-gay, lawmakers in Indiana and in Arkansas approved new legislation on Thursday to remove the most contentious language, though in significantly different ways.
The changes to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, erode the freedom of conscience for most business owners in the state and mark the largest step toward special homosexual rights there in history, according to pro-family activists who studied the language.
Four openly gay mayors in North Carolina have sent a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory thanking him for his opposition to legislative bills similar to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told lawmakers on Wednesday to revise a bill that rights activists and U.S. businesses said allowed discrimination against gays, and home-state corporate giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc praised his action.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, a one-time staunch opponent of gay marriage, will officiate at the wedding of state Senate President Stan Rosenberg to his partner Bryon Hefner, Rosenberg confirmed on Wednesday.
Attorneys for Nebraska on Tuesday filed a brief stating their case for why the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals should reverse a federal judge's March injunction that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages.
Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state's ban on gay marriage should be upheld in part because it is not discriminatory in that both gay and straight people are barred from marrying people of the same gender.
The Arkansas state legislature has passed an Indiana-style religious freedom bill Democrats say “authorizes discrimination”, defying international outrage that hours earlier forced the governor of Indiana to walk back a similar law decried by the world’s leading companies and LGBT activists as anti-gay.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken out against "anti-LGBT legislation" in the U.S., saying the new laws are “very dangerous” and contrary to America’s founding principles.