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Bringing home the work of the gospel

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | John Stonestreet was an attendee and panelist at this week’s conference called The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage, hosted by the Ethics…

North Carolina lawmakers: Don’t force magistrates to perform gay weddings

By Sarah Padbury
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Marriage | Fallout over same-sex marriage is shaking up North Carolina, where at least six magistrates quit rather than follow a recent state order requiring them to…

Will Puerto Rico take marriage to the Supreme Court?

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | A federal judge in Puerto Rico last week affirmed an existing marriage law after dozens of others have gone the opposite way in the past year. Puerto Rico is…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

Federal judge upholds marriage law in Puerto Rico

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Marriage | A federal judge ruled in favor of Puerto Rico’s law defining marriage as between a man and a woman this week in an opinion that affirmed both…

HRC targets pro-gay activist whose views aren’t extreme enough

By Courtney Crandell
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Sexuality | Robert O. Lopez is openly bisexual, although he has a wife and two children. Raised by lesbian parents, the Cal State-Northridge English professor advocates…

Conservative Catholics dissatisfied with final synod report

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Catholic bishops changed course on their softening tone on gays and divorcees Saturday in a final report released by the Synod on the Family, a two-week…

Idaho ministers ordered to perform gay weddings

By Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | Under a city ordinance, pastors who operate a wedding chapel business can’t refuse to perform same-sex marriages

Marriage laws overturned in Wyoming, Arizona

By The Editors
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Marriage | UPDATE (5:30 p.m. EDT): Wyoming must comply with a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allows the issuance of marriage licenses to…

The Vatican’s shifting stance on marriage and family

By Caroline Leal
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Religion | In a dramatic shift in tone, an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican released a preliminary document Monday calling for…

Alaska next to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | Same-sex couples in Alaska began applying for marriage licenses today after an Alaska judge overturned the state’s marriage amendment yesterday. Alaska was…

Midday Roundup: Un-celebrating Columbus Day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Holiday revision. While much of the nation commemorates Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World today, the city of Seattle will celebrate its first…

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