Tag : Same-Sex Marriage
Georgia State Capitol title : Georgia Governor Vetoes Proposed Religious Exemptions' Bill, Baptists Vow Debate Not Over
summary : Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Tuesday vetoed legislation designed to protect state residents acting on their religious beliefs, including opponents of same-sex marriage. House Bill 757 is a proposed, controversial law that critics, and a mounting number of prominent Georgia business owners, contend would legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Groups that supported the bill, including the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, indicate they will fight to revive the legislation.
date : Mar 30, 2016 09:16 AM EDT
Walt Disney title : Disney, Marvel Movie Studios Join Threats to Boycott Georgia If Anti-Gay Bill Becomes Law
summary : Walt Disney Co. and its associated Marvel Studios film unit managers will refuse to make future movies in Georgia if the state's Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signs a proposed, controversial law that critics contend would legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Deal has until May 3 to decide whether to sign it. If he does nothing, it will automatically become law without his signature.
date : Mar 24, 2016 05:34 PM EDT
Arthur Blank title : Atlanta May Lose Super Bowl Bid Due to Georgia Religious Exemptions' Bill, Warns NFL
summary : Atlanta is one of the finalists for the next two Super Bowls to be awarded, along with New Orleans, Miami and Tampa; the city was favored because of its new, future retractable-roof stadium. However, a so-called "religious freedom" bill approved by Georgia Legislators that protects opponents of same-sex marriage could change the NFL's choice. This religious exemptions' House Bill 757 has created concerns it could lead to discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people.
date : Mar 21, 2016 11:55 AM EDT
Christophe Pierre title : Pope Francis To Replace U.S. Ambassador: Was It Over Kim Davis Secret Meeting or Canon Law?
summary : Speculation is mounting about who may be the next U.S. ambassador for Pope Francis. The pope's current ambassador, or nuncio, to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, is still in the role, however church sources indicate the pontiff has chosen French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre, now the Vatican's representative to Mexico, to be his next envoy to the states.
date : Mar 18, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Ohio Supreme Court title : Ohio Supreme Court Removes Gender-Specific Terms From Rules, Forms, Same-Sex Marriage Docs
summary : Ohio Supreme Court justices carried out a controversial decision Tuesday to stop using gender-specific terms, such as "husband," "wife," "father" and "mother," on all government rules and forms, opting instead to use gender-neutral terms. The gender neutrality approach immediately became effective in the state March 15.
date : Mar 17, 2016 04:21 PM EDT
Delormes title : Christian Bakers Threatened with Personal Violence After Declining Same-Sex Couple's Wedding Cake
summary : A Christian couple in Texas with devout religious beliefs who own a bakery and refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple said they received a threatening phone call that warned their house would be burned down and their 17-year-old son harmed.
date : Mar 15, 2016 07:29 PM EDT
Missouri Capitol title : Religious Freedom Bill Filibustered by Missouri Senators Due to Discrimination of Same-Sex Marriage
summary : A 34-hour Democratic senate filibuster, which started Monday in Missouri's capitol of Jefferson City over proposed religious protection measure Senate Joint Resolution 39, is making national news. As of Wednesday morning, to force a vote and end the filibuster, the Republican sponsor of this "religious objections" proposal has distributed a new version of a measure that would allow protections if businesses deny services related to same-sex marriage.
date : Mar 09, 2016 10:22 AM EST
St. Francis Xavier Parish title : Missouri Court Upholds Church’s Right to Fire and Hire Ministers
summary : A court in Missouri has ruled in favor of a church's right to hire and fire its ministers based on their personal lifestyles. The ruling stems from a court case involving a female minister who was removed from her position because of her same-sex marriage.
date : Mar 09, 2016 10:02 AM EST
Barronelle Stutzman title : Supreme Court in Washington to Review Case of 70-Yr-Old Christian Florist Who Refused To Service Gay Wedding
summary : The Supreme Court of Washington has agreed to revisit the case against Barronelle Stutzman, the 70-year-old florist who was penalized for refusing to service a same-sex marriage because of her Christian beliefs. According to reports, Stutzman's legal representatives are questioning the fines imposed on their client due to the findings of the case.
date : Mar 07, 2016 12:48 PM EST
Rally Against Same-Sex Relationships title : Christian Postgraduate Student in U.K. Expelled for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage in Facebook Post
summary : Felix Ngole, a postgraduate student in U.K.'s Sheffield University has been expelled for discussing his views on Facebook regarding same-sex marriage. According to reports, he used a quote from the Bible to highlight his arguments against homosexual activity.
date : Feb 29, 2016 11:18 AM EST
Same Sex Marriage Guys Holding Hands title : Missouri Voters May Decide On Expanded Religious Exemptions For Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies
summary : Missouri residents could vote in the near future whether to give increased legal protection to representatives of business, church and other religious entities if they decline to provide services for, or participate in, same-sex weddings. Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, wants to put the question on the ballot this year in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment.
date : Feb 26, 2016 09:09 AM EST
Kim Davis Proclaim 16 title : Kim Davis Given NRB President's Award for Loyalty To Christian Values at Proclaim 16 Convention
summary : Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis on Wednesday received the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) President's Award for her unwavering commitment to Christian values in spite of government and media opposition. Davis was honored in Nashville, Tenn., at Proclaim 16 - the NRB International four-day Christian Media Convention of thousands of Christian communicators. Davis gained international attention after defying a federal court order requiring that she issue marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that supported same-sex marriages.
date : Feb 25, 2016 09:19 AM EST
Lesbian Wedding Cake title : Christian Baker in Texas Refuses to Make Wedding Cake For Gay Couple
summary : A Christian bakeshop owner in Texas has turned down the request of a gay couple for a wedding cake for their marriage. The baker said she refused to take the order because the event where it will be used goes against her religious beliefs.
date : Feb 25, 2016 09:07 AM EST
Manny Pacquiao title : Magic Johnson will Boycott Manny Pacquiao Boxing After Same-Sex Marriage 'Animal' Remarks
summary : "I won't be watching another one of Manny Pacquiao's fights," Magic Earvin Johnson wrote on Twitter Wednesday. His drop of support is stilling getting attention, due to his son, E.J. Johnson being publicly gay and due to fans reminding the basketball star he hasn't exactly had a clean slate himself in life. Johnson responded to the boxer's comments last week comparing gay marriage to animals. Pacquiao, who said he stands by his Biblical-based "Law of God" perspective, lost the backing of Nike in the furor over his controversial LGBT comments. Pacquiao eventually issued an apology, saying he was "humbling himself before others and God" regarding his mistake.
date : Feb 22, 2016 12:19 PM EST
Mississippi Capitol title : Mississippi 'Religious Liberty' Act Approved By House Reps, Supports Rights To Religious Objections
summary : Magnolia State lawmakers are supporting a new bill originally called the "Religious Liberty Accommodations Act," which would mean no discriminatory action could be taken against anyone who believes marriage should be a union between a man and a woman. House members voted 80-39 Friday to pass House Bill 1523, after it was approved by House Judiciary committee members by a 14-3 margin. The name was changed in committee to the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience From Government Discrimination Act."
date : Feb 19, 2016 01:13 PM EST
Super Bowl 50 title : Super Bowl 50 Celebrates LGBT Gay Marriage, Black Lives Matter
summary : The NFL's Super Bowl 50 halftime show seems to be embedded with political messages. The show's headliner Coldplay came out on stage decked with rainbow colors, and Beyonce's dancers sported black berets--worn by during the '60s and '70s. Some viewers say there's a secret meaning behind the halftime show performances.
date : Feb 09, 2016 03:04 AM EST
Anglican Primates released Anglican Communion title : Anglican Communion Suspends U.S. Episcopal Church Over LGBTQ Rights, Same-Sex Marriage
summary : Anglican Communion leaders, the global organizing body of Anglicans, are punishing the Episcopal Church by revoking certain privileges for at least three years, following years of heated debates with the American church about homosexuality, same-sex marriage and the role of women, per a Thursday announcement.
date : Jan 15, 2016 06:24 PM EST
title : Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Halted by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
summary : Despite a U.S. Supreme Court landmark ruling last June that legalized gay marriage, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the state's probate judges Wednesday not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, based on legal analysis about ministerial duties still being debated in Alabama. Gay marriage activists and legal experts are attacking the order, arguing same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Many Christians are voicing support of Moore's stance, indicating they are relieved he is "upholding God's law."
date : Jan 07, 2016 10:11 AM EST
Wedding Cake title : Oregon's Sweet Cakes of Melissa Bakery Pays $135,000 Fine Over Refusing To Make Gay Wedding Cake
summary : Melissa and Aaron Kline are Christians who owned Sweet Cakes bakery. Their Oregon based bakery was ordered by the state to pay a $135,000 fine plus interest for "emotional damages" to a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake that they refused to make.
date : Dec 29, 2015 12:48 PM EST
US Supreme Court title : Polygamist Emboldened by Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling, Sues Montana for Multiple Marriage Partner 'Rights'
summary : It was only days after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage would be recognized in all 50 states that polygamist Nathan Collier decided to apply for a marriage license for a second wife in the state of Montana. Since polygamy under general circumstances is presently considered a misdemeanor in Montana, his request was refused. So he is suing the state of Montana, claiming that the wording in the same-sex ruling ought to override state law and the federal ruling ought to be applicable to polygamy.
date : Dec 23, 2015 02:29 PM EST
Polygamy title : Ohio Polygamy: Manfield 'Minister' and Former Mafia Member Makes Mockery of Marriage
summary : There was a time when even the mafia had a fear of God. Thom Miller, a 60-year-old former mafia member who claims to be a minister, has two wives. The first is 44-year-old Belinda, and more recently, 19 year-old Reba. Reba is pregnant with their child. The trio lives in Mansfield, Ohio.
date : Dec 04, 2015 07:15 PM EST
Pastor Rafael Cruz title : Pastor Rafael Cruz, Father of Sen. Ted Cruz, Says Christian Voters Have Been 'Asleep At The Wheel' At Rally for Religious Liberty
summary : Prayer is only half the equation, proclaimed pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, to an estimated 2,500 attendees at the Rally for Religious Liberty on Saturday at Bob Jones University in Greensville, S.C.
date : Nov 15, 2015 08:31 PM EST
Kim Davis title : Mike Huckabee, Franklin Graham Praise Release of County Clerk Kim Franklin, But Warn 'Battle for Religious Freedom Isn't Over'
summary : Christian and political leaders have praised a judge's decision to release Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis from jail, but warned that the battle for religious freedom isn't over, as the U.S. government clearly chooses to "accommodate the religious beliefs of all religions, but Christianity."
date : Sep 09, 2015 10:01 AM EDT
Kim Davis title : Kentucky County Clerk Imprisoned After Refusing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples: 'God's Moral Law Conflicts With My Job Duties'
summary : A county clerk in Kentucky has been found guilty of contempt and sent to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because doing so would have violated her Christian beliefs.
date : Sep 03, 2015 05:00 PM EDT
Ken Ham title : Ken Ham: Intolerance Towards Christians Is Growing, Gay Marriage Supporters are 'Compromising God's Word'
summary : Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis CEO and President of the Creation Museum, has said that intolerance toward Christians is growing in the United States and argued that judges should be allowed to refuse to perform such same-sex marriages if such unions violate their beliefs.
date : Sep 03, 2015 12:57 PM EDT
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