The Christian bakers in Oregon who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have been fined $135,000 and in addition have been ordered not to talk about it. Here’s the story from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal: Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the […]
In a tone usually reserved for teachers' unions, Christie told Christian clerks, 'You took the job, and you took the oath.'
You've surely seen it by now, and often enough to induce nausea -- the hashtag #LoveWins that quickly trended after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Judging by the juvenile reactions to the ruling from gay marriage proponents, one doubts that genuine love would spew such venom in victory.
The state's first openly gay legislator filed the complaint with the State Bar of Texas, saying Attorney General Ken Paxton is encouraging county clerks to defy the law by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. read more
Jason Morrison says same-sex marriage is the new climate change: Here we are…
It was bound to happen. Barely a week after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal regardless of gender across the country, someone else would try to tinker with another aspect of the wedding contract. That was the case in aShow More Summary
Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Oregon, have been forced to pay $135,000 to a same-sex couple after they initially refused to bake them a cake for their wedding. Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her wife,...Show More Summary
Rev. Patrick Henry Reardon, a North Side-based priest, is refusing to sign civil marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage. [ more › ]
Via YouGov: The opposition to legal same-sex marriage is both partisan and generational. Two-thirds of Republicans oppose same-sex marriage, as does a majority of those 65 and older. Two in three Democrats and adults under 30 are in favor. Show More Summary
The owners of the ?Sweet Cakes by Melissa? bakery must pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to serve a same-sex couple in 2013.
The U.S. Supreme Court's affirmation of a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry has set off an explosion of fear-mongering among conservative pundits, radio preachers and religious lobbyists. Devout people have the right to believe homosexuality is a sin and marriage is meant only...
You would've thought that the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling gave people a way out of saying stupid things. Republicans could now say "I don't like it, but the Supreme Court said so. We live in a nation of laws and it's time to move on." But they haven't done that. Show More Summary
The Oregon Christian bakery owners who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding on the grounds that it would violate their religious convictions have been ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages, and have also been prohibited from speaking about standing up for their Christian beliefs.
A group of Iowa lawmakers released a statement this week saying they opposed a Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide because of the “separation of church and state.” “Today a group of my colleagues and I sent out a press release in response to the...
In an ironic twist, one of the defendants in Obergefell v. Hodges gave a Bible reading at a gay wedding on Thursday. The ceremony was also attended by a prominent Republican presidential hopeful who opposes same-sex marriage. Rick Hodges (below right… The post Guess Which Republican Presidential Candidate Just Attended A Gay Wedding appeared first on Towleroad.
Demi Lovato's new jam may be hinting at a same-sex summer fling, something we all may have dabbled in. With sexy nuance and some flirtatious overtones in its lyrics, 'Cool for the Summer' might just become your next summertime crush. Listen below:
The Rev. Patrick Henry Reardon is getting out of the civil marriage business.
Regardless of one's take on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on Friday forbidding states from banning same-sex marriage, it's clear the ruling didn't come in a vacuum. Analysts said the court "created" a new civil right, but public attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent years. Show More Summary
Is polygamy the new same-sex marriage? One polygamist in Montana seems to think it should be. With an argument based in the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to recognize all unions, Nathan Collier marched into his county clerk’s office seeking a marriage license for his second wife. Show More Summary