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  • UMAffirmation
    Aug 26, 2012

      We hope to be caught up on marriage articles tomorrow night.



      One Washington state anti-equality measure fails

      by Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk
      4 July 2012, 10:38pm

      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

      by Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk
      4 July 2012, 7:35pm

      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

      Associated Press

      Thursday Jul 5, 2012




      Illinois Clerks Get OK to Defend Gay Marriage Ban

      Associated Press

      Thursday Jul 5, 2012




      US: Episcopal Church to debate blessing for gay couples

      by Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk
      5 July 2012, 8:12pm

      The Episcopal Church in the US is to debate a blessing rite for gay couples who wish to marry.




      NW Methodists endorse same-sex marriage

      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

      Associated Press

      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

      by Stephen Gray
      10 July 2012, 4:48pm

      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

      by Stephen Gray
      10 July 2012, 12:30pm

      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

      by Stephen Gray
      10 July 2012, 2:57pm

      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

      by Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk
      9 July 2012, 11:45pm

      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

      By David Dawson

      INDIANAPOLIS | Mon Jul 9, 2012 9:59pm EDT

      (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 Church OKs Same-Sex Blessings; Largest U.S. Denomination To Do So




      Episcopal Bishops OK Trial Gay Blessing Prayer

      by Rachel Zoll

      Associated Press

      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

      by Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk
      10 July 2012, 11:55pm

      Polling shows that 71 per cent of Utah voters support some form of legal recognition for gay couples.


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