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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie won’t appeal gay marriage rulings

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday (Oct. 21) that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in … Continued

Judge in N.J. same-sex marriage case has deep Catholic roots

BAYONNE, N.J. — — The judge who declared same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey was raised a Catholic in Bayonne, … Continued

United Methodist high court to consider challenges to gay teachings

WASHINGTON — Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is … Continued

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

RNS () — Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed … Continued

Support grows for fired gay Catholic schoolteacher

LOS ANGELES — Support for a Roman Catholic high school teacher fired for marrying his same-sex partner continued to grow … Continued

For most Americans, gay equality trumps religious objections

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

COMMENTARY: The reckless right-wing war on America

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for consequences on either actual people … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

ANALYSIS: A cultural wave on gay marriage reaches the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Sometimes a court opinion is more than just a court opinion. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page decision Wednesday (June 26) … Continued

After Rhode Island, is gay marriage ‘inevitable’?

WASHINGTON — Rhode Island on Thursday (May 2) became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, and the Delaware Legislature … Continued

Longtime gay parishioner booted from church posts

NEW YORK — As Catholic leaders try to signal a new tone of welcome for gays in the church, fresh … Continued

A Holy Week at the Supreme Court

Bishop Gene Robinson was the first openly gay priest elected as a Bishop in historic Christendom. He recently retired as … Continued

On gay marriage, Supreme Court ponders not ‘if’ but ‘how’

WASHINGTON — Isn’t it remarkable, attorney Ted Olson said after arguing for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court on Tuesday … Continued

Opponents of gay marriage say they’re no bigots

WASHINGTON — They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re … Continued

ANALYSIS: How long will the pope’s honeymoon last?

Since the moment of his election on March 13, Pope Francis has been warmly embraced by his own flock and … Continued

Justin Welby installed as 105th Archbishop of Canterbury

CANTERBURY, England — Justin Welby, the 57-year old former oil executive who quit the world of high finance in 1992 … Continued

Poll: Americans see gay marriage as inevitable

WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. is inevitable, according to a study by … Continued

As polls shift, gay marriage becomes a uniter, not a divider

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — For Sean Carlson, the little stories have added up the most. The moment that his mother, Barbara, … Continued

Parliament bars Church of England from hosting gay weddings

CANTERBURY, England — The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday (Dec. 11) that excludes the Church of England and … Continued

On gay marriage, voters got it right even if the church gets it wrong

Last week, citizens in Maine, Maryland and Washington state made history with their votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Minnesotans, too, … Continued