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  • Connecticut Bans State-Funded Travel to Indiana over Controversial Law

    Posted: 3 years ago

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an executive order Monday to ban state-funded travel to Indiana as a protest to that state’s new religious objections law.

  • North Carolina Governor Expresses Displeasure with NC ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Proposals

    Posted: 3 years ago

    Gov. Pat McCrory told a Charlotte radio host Monday that he opposes a bill that would allow magistrates to opt out of performing weddings and didn't see the need for a broader religious freedom bill. "What is the problem they're trying to solve?" McCrory asked during Monday's broadcast of WFAE's Charlotte Talks program.

  • OH Attorney General Defends State’s Ban on same-Sex Marriage

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • 34,000 Black Churches Leave PCUSA Over Same-Sex Marriage

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • History of Same-Sex Marriage Laws State-by-State (Map)

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • NC Senators Tillis and Burr Vote for Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • States Defend Gay Marriage Bans as Democratic Actions

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • Adults With Gay Parents Say Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Good for Kids

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Endorsed on Senate Floor

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • Religious Freedom Bill Becomes Law in Indiana

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • Bob Jones III Apologizes for Saying Gays Should Be Stoned

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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."

  • Status of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in the United States

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • Where Christian Churches, Other Religions Stand on Gay Marriage

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.

  • Pastor of Alabama Governor’s Church Calls for the Defense of Biblical Marriage

    Posted: 3 years ago

    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.