- Aug 26, 2012
We hope to be caught up on marriage articles tomorrow night.
One Washington state anti-equality measure fails
One Washington state voter-initiative to ban equal marriage has failed to gain enough support.
Obama administration asks Supreme Court to hear Defence of Marriage cases
The Obama administration’s Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to hear two cases against the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Gov’t Asks for Quick Review of Gay Marriage Law
Thursday Jul 5, 2012
Illinois Clerks Get OK to Defend Gay Marriage Ban
Thursday Jul 5, 2012
US: Episcopal Church to debate blessing for gay couples
The Episcopal Church in the US is to debate a blessing rite for gay couples who wish to marry.
The United Methodist Church in the Northwest, at odds with its parent denomination, has endorsed Referendum 74 and called on voters to make Washington the nation’s seventh state to enact same-sex marriage.
U.S. Presbyterians Narrowly Reject Same-Sex Marriage
by Rachel Zoll
Sunday Jul 8, 2012
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) narrowly rejected a proposal to revise the traditional definition of marriage on Friday, a year after it struck down a barrier to ordaining gays.
The Presbyterian General Assembly, meeting in Pittsburgh, voted 338-308 against changing how marriage was defined in the church constitution from a "civil contract between a woman and a man" to a "covenant between two people." The assembly also rejected measures that would have affirmed a traditional definition of marriage or sought more theological study of the issue.
US: Episcopal Church bishops approve blessing for gay couples
Leading bishops of the two million-strong Episcopal Church in the US have approved a blessing for the relationships of gay couples.
Poll: Third of gay and trans Canadians in a same-sex marriage
A Canadian poll has suggested that 5 percent of the 34 million people living in Canada identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and that a third of those are in a gay marriage.
US: Washington state marriage equality supporters raise $1m in June
The Washington United for Marriage raised nearly $1 million last month in its bid to keep Washington’s recently-passed marriage equality laws on the statute books following news that a public ballot will be held on the issue later this year.
US: Latino groups launch push for marriage equality
Leading US Latino groups are backing a campaign to raise awareness of gay rights and marriage equality.
Episcopalians set to be first big U.S. church to bless gay marriage
(Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church is poised to become the first major religious denomination in the United States to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages after its bishops overwhelmingly approved such a liturgy on Monday.
Episcopal Bishops OK Trial Gay Blessing Prayer
by Rachel Zoll
Tuesday Jul 10, 2012
Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination.
At the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis, the House of Bishops voted 111-41, with three abstentions, to authorize a provisional rite for same-sex unions for the next three years. The liturgy next goes to convention’s deputies for their authorization.
US: Most Utah voters back legal recognition for gay couples – but not marriage
Polling shows that 71 per cent of Utah voters support some form of legal recognition for gay couples.
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