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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral announced the new policy on Wednesday. National Cathedral Reverend Gary Hall said it was an honor to take the next step toward greater equality. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s […]

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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral are expected to officially announce the new policy on Wednesday. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C. diocese, which includes areas of the neighboring state of Maryland. Maryland voters […]

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Britain Outlines Plan for Gay Marriage

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The British government is considering a proposal to allow gay couples to wed in civil ceremonies but bar the Churches of England and Wales from offering same-sex weddings. Culture Secretary Maria Miller told parliament Tuesday that under the new plan it will remain illegal for the Church of England and its Church in Wales to […]

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US High Court To Rule on Gay Marriage Cases

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court says it will rule on two same-sex marriage cases next year challenging state and federal laws that limit the definition of marriage to the union of a man and a woman. The High Court said Friday it will review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Proposition 8 — the […]

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France Adopts Plan for Gay Marriage

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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France has adopted a draft law to legalize same-sex marriage and open adoption to gay couples. President Francois Hollande, who made the reform a key part of his election campaign, told the Cabinet that the reform would be progress for not only a few, but for all of society. French Families Minister Dominique Bertinotti described […]

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Spain’s Constitutional Court Upholds Gay Marriage Law

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s top court has upheld the legality of the country’s gay marriage law, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage can represent only the union of a man and a woman. The county’s top court voted Tuesday to dismiss the appeal filed by the conservative Popular Party that has opposed it. Spain’s parliament passed the gay […]

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France Announces Plan to Allow Gay Marriage

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The French government has outlined its plans for gay marriage and adoption. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told La Croix newspaper Tuesday that the government wants to extend the current arrangements of marriage to same-sex couples. Such a law would also allow gays to adopt children either as individuals or as a couple. A bill on […]

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Gay Marriage Supporters to Protest US Restaurant Chain Over Owner’s Remarks

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Gay rights activists planned a “kiss-in” at outlets of a popular U.S. restaurant chain Friday in response to the owner’s public opposition to same-sex marriage. Dan Cathy, the president of Georgia-based Chick-fil-A, recently told a religious news journal the company was “guilty as charged”, saying the family-owned business supported “the biblical definition of the family […]

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Democratic Party to Officially Support Gay Marriage

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Democratic Party is ready to formally include same-sex marriage in its official campaign platform for the first time in its history. An unnamed Democratic official says the party’s platform drafting committee approved language endorsing homosexual marriages during a meeting Sunday in Minneapolis. The issue will be voted on in September during the Democratic […]

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US Appeals Court Upholds Decision to Strike Down California Gay Marriage Ban

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal appeals court in California has upheld is decision to strike down the state’s homosexual marriage ban as unconstitutional. The appeals court refused to reconsider the February decision by a three-judge panel. Same-sex marriage supporters call Tuesday’s ruling a victory for justice. Opponents say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme […]

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