August 28th, 2017

Let’s say you are opposed to same-sex marriage, and are trying to prevent it from becoming law. You want to bring people over to your point of view, but polite tactics aren’t working. How far is it OK to go? … Continue reading

religious freedom and marriage equality
January 5th, 2016

2015 was a year of monumental change. One of the biggest shifts we saw was the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage, making it legal to get married in all 50 states. This changed things for gay couples who had waited … Continue reading

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July 31st, 2015

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, there has been pushback among conservatives. Some are claiming that the decision, which legally codifies that religious beliefs cannot be used to systematically oppress people, is oppressive. Fox News and … Continue reading

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June 26th, 2015

This post was last updated on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to reflect continued events and challenges in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision. The conservative Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of marriage equality, bringing it to all 50 states! This … Continue reading

marriage equality
June 2nd, 2015

Very soon, the Supreme Court of the United States will make decisions about several landmark cases concerning same-sex marriage. Should the justices decide that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional, it would create a fast track for … Continue reading

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February 27th, 2015

Years ago, Alabama, like many states, took a stand for conservative Biblical principles by defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. That’s why for proponents of marriage equality, it was almost too good to be true when … Continue reading

January 9th, 2015

As marriage equality sweeps across the United States, ordained ministers are left to figure out their role in the institution. For denominations that have fundamental disagreements with same-sex marriages, do they continue to officiate ceremonies or do they abdicate the … Continue reading

November 26th, 2014

The gender you ascribe to God might reflect your attitude about women and sexual minorities, a new study suggests. In particular, it appears that belief in a male god correlates with greater opposition to same-sex marriage, since the latter conflicts … Continue reading

October 20th, 2014

For progressive Catholics, it was yet another resounding victory—or so it seemed. The pope had issued a statement seeking even greater acceptance of gay people and remarried Catholics. Before the media fanfare had died down, though, conservative Catholics responded to … Continue reading

June 18th, 2014

In a move illustrating the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage, TV legend Patty Duke recently became an ordained minister online in the Universal Life Church. The actress, whom many will remember from her roles in The Patty Duke Show and … Continue reading