Tag: Gay Marriage

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 […]

Gay cake row: why minority views matter

I have not always been grateful to Peter Tatchell for everything he has said and done. However, I am deeply grateful for his fresh comments (Opinion, 1 February) on the Ashers Bakery case.   I grew up in an evangelical home in Northern Ireland where both the Bible and the Manchester Guardian were read daily. […]

Same-Sex Marriage | 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

What do the Republican Candidates Believe About Same-Sex Marriage / Civil Unions? Y= for · N= against   Click on image to enlarge.   Donald Trump: GM=”N”* / CU=?* “Donald, go on the record,” says Stern. “You’re for gay marriage.”   “Well, I’m not,” responds Trump, surprising both Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers. He […]