Tag: Gay Marriage

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 […]

Same-Sex Marriage | 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

What do the Democratic Candidates Believe About Same-Sex Marriage / Civil Unions? Y= for N= against   Hillary Clinton: GM=Y / CU=Y Hillary Clinton has a new position on same-sex marriage Clinton’s low-key start to her campaign 02:52   Washington (CNN)As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about […]

Anglican Communion Suspends U.S. Episcopal Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

Under the terms of the resolution, American Episcopalians and leaders will be stripped of their votes at Anglican conferences and assemblies, won’t be allowed to participate in decision-making “on issues of doctrine or polity” and can’t officially represent the Anglican Communion on interfaith commissions.   The action isn’t anywhere near as severe as expulsion or […]

Judge drops student’s free speech lawsuit

A University of New Mexico student who was kicked out of class for objecting to a lesbian-themed film has lost her court case.   Monica Pompeo filed suit, claiming her First Amendment rights were violated when she was punished for an essay that called homosexuality “perverse” among other observations.   The lawsuit, filed in 2013, […]

Costly beliefs: State squeezes last penny from bakers who defied lesbian-wedding cake order

Melissa Klein was checking her bank accounts just a few weeks before Christmas when her face turned ashen. The money was gone – every single penny.   Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries had confiscated all the cash in Mrs. Klein’s checking account and savings account as well as a special account set aside for […]

Oregon’s Bakers Take Next Step in Fight For Conscience Rights, While Media Erroneously Claim Gay Victory

The two Oregon cake-makers fined by the state for not selling a cake with a pro-gay message to a lesbian couple are fighting for their legal rights, amid misleading media reports.   The cake-makers issued their new statement after media reports erroneously claimed that a bond-like payment of almost $140,000 lodged with a state agency […]

Gay marriage plaintiffs named ‘persons of the year’

The National Catholic Reporter has named Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon of Louisville its persons of the year for 2015  for their “historic roles” as plaintiffs in the U. S. Supreme Court case that resulted in a June 26 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the country.   The independent weekly newspaper based in Kansas City, Mo. made the […]

First openly-gay Likud MK responds to haredi snub

But the freshman MK said he didn’t even notice the haredi MKs’ absence at the time, and didn’t take it personally. In fact, he said, he hoped they would continue to boycott his speeches.   “At the time of the speech I didn’t even notice the absence, and afterwards when I heard (about it) I just […]