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Lawyers for Ky. clerk seek new way to block marriage licenses

Lawyers for a county court clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that allows same-sex couples to wed filed an emergency motion Wednesday to block an order from the Kentucky governor.

Two disparate decisions lead to the same dead end

Two Christian colleges announced they will hereafter offer the same benefits to same-sex married employees that they offer to all other employees, even though it will cause a big stir in their Mennonite Church hierarchy.

Lawsuit: Christian judges told to perform gay weddings or face criminal prosecution

Earlier this month, Courthouse News reported that two former North Carolina magistrates filed a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court alleging they were given a choice to either perform same-sex wedding ceremonies or face discipline, termination, and even criminal prosecution.

Colliding visions of marriage at the Supreme Court (ANALYSIS)

WASHINGTON (RNS) As the nine Supreme Court justices took up the vexing question of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage on Tuesday (April 28),...

Gay marriage fight centers on what’s best for the kids

It is perhaps the most controversial component of the national debate over same-sex marriage: Who should raise children?

Idaho city: Chapel owners exempt from discrimination law

Husband-and-wife Pentecostal ministers who own a wedding chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, refused to marry same-sex couples after a recent court ruling, and the American Civil Liberties Union says that’s OK — as long as the chapel only operates as a religious establishment.

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to expand to 30 states

The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage on Monday (Oct. 6), leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states.

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