Tag: Gay Marriage

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

NASHVILLE –  Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.   Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement was […]

Christian Grandma Florist Fined for Not Working Gay Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the “Christian grandma florist,” is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court’s decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding.   The Associated Press reported on Sunday that lawyers for Stutzman are claiming […]

Second Broadcasting Authority nixes same-sex marriage ad

The Second Authority for Television and Radio disqualified a broadcast from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel(ACRI) which included a call for the recognition of same-sex marriages and for a proper status for the Arabic language in Israel. The Second Authority is the statutory corporation that is responsible for and oversees commercial television and […]

Fed report: Amend laws so ‘gay’ rights trump faith

The Obama administration long has been forcing Christians and others of faith to violate their beliefs to accommodate “nondiscrimination” laws that give special privileges to homosexuals and transgendered persons, and now a federal commission has proposed codifying the practice.   WND has reported several times on the Obama effort to turn the Constitution’s protections for […]

3 bishops rip Biden for officiating ‘same-sex marriage’

Three U.S. bishops condemned Vince President Joe Biden for officiating at a same-sex wedding because it causes confusion over church teaching and “the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics.”   “Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are deeply felt in our homes and communities,” said the bishops. “We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis […]

Kaine: Recognizing Marriage as ‘Between a Man and a Woman’ Creates a ‘Hostile Place’

Vice Presidential Candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says that he changed his mind on the issue of same sex marriage, because when the Virginia legislature tried recognizing that a “marriage is between a man and woman” they were “doing it to try to make the state a hostile place.”   “You know, on marriage equality I got tell you, in my […]

Anglican Church of Canada Adopts Gay Marriage, Endangers Future of Faith

At the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, held July 7-12, a proposal to allow the Canadian Anglican ministry to solemnize same-sex marriages was voted upon and was reported to have failed by a single vote.  The next day, however, it was reported that there had been a counting error and that the […]

Police arrest 30 protesters amid unprecedented security at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

One year after the murder of teenager Shira Banki, at least 30 suspects were arrested for attempting to disrupt Thursday’s annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, which attracted a record 25,000 participants amid unprecedented security.   Following Banki’s death at the hands of religious zealot Yishai Schlissel last July, hundreds of heavily-armed police officers from a […]

Largest ever Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance

Under heavy security on Thursday afternoon, participants in the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance began to gather for what has already become the largest Pride parade in the capital ever. Hundreds of police officers will be securing the event and are carrying out thorough checks of all entering, and over 10,000 participants have already […]

Jerusalem rabbis speak out in support of the Pride Parade

Despite hundreds of rabbis speaking out against Jerusalem’s gay parade and Rabbi Yigal Levenstein’s anti-gay comments, a Jerusalem-based Orthodox rabbi nevertheless gave full support to the event.   “I feel there is a community who is being oppressed at the moment, and society is judged on how you treat your disenfranchised,” Rabbi Donniel Hartman told […]