Disney animated show featuring male princess character
December 4th, 2017

The popular animated Disney show Star vs. The Forces of Evil recently debuted a young male character who likes to dress up as a princess, generating mixed reactions from viewers. The episode drew immediate backlash from numerous conservative groups, including the American Family Association. Continue reading

A sign encouraging voters to "vote no" on same-sex marriage in Australia
November 22nd, 2017

In a nonbinding referendum last week, Australians voted in favor of allowing gay couples to legally marry. The final tally: 61 percent in favor, 39 percent against. And while supporters of same-sex marriage are no doubt still celebrating this resounding victory, the months-long campaign revealed just how vast the cultural divide is on this issue. Continue reading

gay adoption
May 15th, 2017

Alabama has recently passed legislation that would allow for private adoption agencies to refuse to house orphaned children in the homes of gay couples. Continue reading

Westboro picketing Kim Davis.
October 27th, 2016

Westboro Baptist Church is picketing the workplace of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis. The virtually universally loathed group, known for protesting anything from the funerals of American soldiers to the San Diego Comic-Con, leveled a new accusation that Davis was … Continue reading

A pro-LGBT group protests the Anglican Church's stance toward gay marriage.
October 7th, 2016

“Hate has no place in the house of God” – Desmond Tutu In early 2015, the Episcopal Church (the U.S. branch of the Anglican Church) voted to formally allow same-sex marriage. Few were happier to hear the news than Gene … Continue reading

Chick-Fil-A customers lined up around the block to support the restaurant's stance on same-sex marriage.
April 19th, 2016

These days, business and politics seem to be inextricably linked. Take the recent events in Georgia, for example. The state legislature passed a bill that would make it legal for faith-based organizations to deny services to gay people. The bill then … Continue reading

supreme court, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, marriage equality
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

gay marriage, same sex marriage, christian, church
May 5th, 2015

Is same-sex marriage part of a redefinition of an age old institution? That’s an easy one: yes. Gays and their allies should just give up trying to combat that charge. Marriage has been around since well before the United States. … Continue reading

perform a wedding, wedding ceremony, sam-sex marriage, marriage equality, alabama
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