From the March 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Watch A Fox News Anchor Debunk His Network's Defense Of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law ABC's Stephanopoulos Grills Gov. Mike Pence On Anti-LGBT Discrimination After Indiana "Religious Freedom" Law Passes Fox News' Dishonest Defense Of Indiana's Anti-LGBT "Religious Freedom" Law
Advance America led a major lobbying effort on behalf of Indiana's now-infamous "religious freedom" law. And in every last material Advance American put out, they fully admitted that getting back at and around same-sex marriage was the intent [Advance America]...
Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who is expected to announce a presidential bid in April, told the cast of The Five Monday afternoon that Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act would, in fact, allow people to refuse doing business with someone based on his or her sexual orientation --
The couple got engaged last fall on the day Virginia legalized same-sex marriage.
Can a church just decide which parts of Christianity they do and don’t like, and which rules they are or aren’t going to follow? Presbyterian Church USA apparently thinks so,
A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially.
Responding to a "700 Club" viewer whose married gay son hopes to adopt a child, right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson argued that same-sex couples "have tried to destroy marriage." "If you sincerely feel, as I do, that this is wrong -- it's violating the scripture -- then they need to know it," Robertson said, Right Wing Watch first reported. Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in The Conversation. It’s exactly a year since the first lesbian and gay couples were married in England and Wales and almost 10 years since civil partnerships were introduced. This fundamental advance...Show More Summary
In a legal brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Ohio’s attorney general defended the state’s ban on same-sex marriages by claiming that LGBT people don’t deserve to be a protected class. Voters in Ohio approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2004, excluding same-sex couples from...
On Monday a federal judge struck down Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban as a violation of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause, ordering the state to begin recognizing gay marriages on March 9. A day later Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson petitioned the 8 th Circuit Court of Appeals to put the judge’s ruling on hold. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made an about-face on defense spending. He also shifted on same-sex marriage. Speaking to a group of pastors in Washington on Thursday, Paul said that a moral crisis is leading people to believe that same-sex marriage is acceptable. There is a "moral crisis that allows people to think there […]
In what may be the oddest honor of the year, scientists in Taiwan have named a newly discovered hermaphroditic land snail in honor of same-sex marriage. The snails, named Aegista diversifamilia, native to eastern Taiwan, were long thought to be members of another species, named A. Show More Summary
Speaking before a group of religious leaders at a private prayer breakfast in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Rand Paul suggested that the marriage equality debate was taking place because the country is facing a "moral crisis." Said Paul: “Don’t always...
Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio all filed their marriage ban defense briefs with the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: In Michigan, where a same-sex couple wishes to marry and has sued theShow More Summary
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.
On March 5, two liberal and two conservative publications shared an editorial supporting the Roman Catholic church’s opposition to executions. On other issues, like same-sex marriage and abortion, gaps remain.
Reacting to the news that eleven Republican US Senators voted in favor of a measure that ensures Social Security and veterans benefits to same-sex couples regardless of whether or not their state has marriage equality, exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council...
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage. Show More Summary
In an unexpected move Thursday night, eleven Senate Republicans joined all Democrats on a nonbinding vote to guarantee equal Social Security and veterans benefits to married same-sex couples, regardless of state laws on gay marriage. Buzzfeed reports: The amendment, proposed...
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