SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Conservative Christian singer and TV anchor Fabricio Alvarado held a strong lead in Costa Rica's presidential election on Sunday, after galvanizing the campaign with his sharp opposition to gay marriage, but a run-off vote looked certain.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A conservative Christian evangelical has jumped to the front of the race in the first round of Costa Rica's presidential election next month, boosted by his opposition to gay marriage, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.
He maintained the church’s opposition to same-sex marriage even as gay rights became more widely accepted.
Reuters reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his support for same-sex unions, after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Show More Summary
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his support for same-sex unions, after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk whose steadfast opposition to same-sex marriage made her a darling of Christian conservatives, may draw a re-election opponent next year that again puts her in the national spotlight.
"Persons who enter ‘same-sex marriage’ plainly manifest their opposition to crucial and infallible Church teaching that restricts marriage to one man and one woman.'
Christine Boutin, a right-wing politician best-known for her outspoken opposition to France's gay marriage law, has announced her retirement from active politics.
Austria’s Constitutional Court has made a preliminary determination that differentiating between same-sex and opposite couples with respect to marriage is an “inadmissible discrimination” and stigmatizes children as illegitimate and…...Show More Summary
The speech follows a push to uphold theological opposition to gay marriage while trying to foster an empathetic stance toward LGBT people.
A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference — and reminded followers watching around the world that children should be raised in families led by a married man and woman no matter what becomes the norm in a “declining world.”
"Most straight people—even the most gay-supportive—don’t typically notice that stuff like this even exists."
SINCLAIR MEDIA. John Oliver explains how Sinclair Broadcast Group is taking Trump’s ideology local. GERMANY. Opposition party hopes to stop gay marriage in court: “AfD’s internet site features on its front page a death notice, saying “In… Read
A case about compeling someone to design a wedding cake is about free expression, not opposition to gay marriage. David Harsanyi writes: This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, the man who refused to create a specialty wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado in 2012. Show More Summary
Paris (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe.
Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed away from her conservative party’s clear “no” to same-sex marriage, a hot-button issue ahead of the country’s September elections. Merkel’s Christian… Read The post Germany’s Angela Merkel Backs Off Opposition to Gay Marriage, Lifting Hopes for Equality appeared first on Towleroad.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe. - European pioneers - In April 2001 the Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in a civil ceremony. Show More Summary
The Guardian reports: Angela Merkel has signaled a change in her party’s opposition to gay marriage after stating MPs should be allowed a free vote in the German parliament. Speaking at an event organised by women’s magazine Brigitte,...Show More Summary
Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed away from her conservative party’s refusal to grant same-sex marriage rights, a hot-button issue ahead of the country’s September elections. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian-based allies,...
The Associated Press reports: Germany’s highest court has rejected an opposition party’s attempt to force a parliamentary vote on introducing gay marriage before September’s national election. The opposition Greens and Left Party, as well as parliament’s upper house, have proposed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. Show More Summary