Tag: Gay Marriage

Oregon Bakers to Court: First Amendment Allows Us to Not Celebrate Same-Sex Weddings

Today, First Liberty Institute and former White House Counsel Boyden Gray filed a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers punished by Oregon officials when the couple declined to customize a wedding cake celebrating same-sex marriage, in a case that could go all the way […]

North Carolina governor wants to change ‘anti-gay’ law

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has said he wants to make changes to a controversial new state law condemned by business groups, activists and celebrities as anti-gay. The law invalidated several local anti-discrimination measures that protected gay and transgender people. It also requires people to use public toilets that correspond to the sex listed on […]

Marriage equality could be a reality by end of the year, says George Brandis

A plebiscite on same-sex marriage, and legislation to change the Marriage Act if the plebiscite is carried, will be held by the end of this year, the attorney general, George Brandis, has confirmed.     The plebiscite will be held shortly afterwards, and a parliamentary vote after that but still before the end of 2016, […]

Alabama Supreme Court dismisses petitions opposing gay marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court this morning dismissed petitions by the Alabama Policy Institute, the Alabama Citizens Action Program and Elmore County’s probate judge that had sought a landmark ruling declaring the state’s prohibition on gay marriage still stands in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court.   Today’s ruling means same-sex marriage is still intact in […]

Christian targeted for ‘personal destruction’ has new hope

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the case against a florist who was penalized for following her Christian faith and refusing to support a “gay wedding” with her artistic talent.   The brief order from the Supreme Court of Washington was signed by Barbara Madsen, the chief justice, and said tersely that the […]

Roundtable: Local church leaders on gay marriage ruling

Rev. Dr. Neil Cazares-Thomas from the Cathedral of Hope and Dr. Robert Jeffress from First Baptist Dallas discuss differing perspectives on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling.

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Texas bakers face threats after declining to bake gay wedding cake

A small town bakery owned by a Christian family is under siege after they declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.   Edie and David Delorme own the Kern’s Bake Shop in Longview, Texas — known around town for their petit fours and sugar cookies — and also their custom-made wedding cakes. […]

Same-sex civil unions: Italy approves watered down bill branded ‘a disgrace’ by equality campaigners

Italy’s Senate has voted to allow civil unions for same-sex couples, after the country had languished for years as the only Western democracy without such legislation.   The final deal was so watered down by conservative and Catholic senators, however, that liberal parliamentarians and equality campaigners branded the resulting law “a disgrace” and one that […]

Judge clears Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses

The federal judge who threw Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said she had not interfered with the process since her release, and that licenses with her name removed should still be valid.   U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ruled late on […]