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Conservative Judaism turns 100 and works to reverse its decline

RNS () — For those who care deeply about passing on Judaism to future generations, a new, exhaustive study on … Continued

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Gay couple may sue Church of England to wed in church

CANTERBURY, England — The British government’s promise that no religious organization will be forced to conduct same-sex weddings following the … Continued

There’s something in the air: Grace

RNS () — Moments before I left Laguna Beach to drive to Long Beach one recent Friday afternoon, the U.S. … Continued

Gov. Chris Christie, a Catholic, tiptoes on gay marriage

As activists push states to recognize gay marriages, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — conservative Republican governor in a blue … Continued

With Supreme Court rulings, it gets (so much) better

The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a … Continued

The real fights over gay marriage are just starting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, while historic, didn’t settle the issue. In fact, they fuel it. … 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

Gay and Mormon characters no longer a novelty in theater, literature

Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time. His name was Joe Pitt, and he … Continued

Gay Mormon characters step out of the shadows

Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time. His name was Joe Pitt, and he … 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

Pastor pulls out of inauguration over anti-gay sermon

The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday (Jan. 10) … Continued

Both sides brace for Supreme Court battle on gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage will thrust the high court … Continued

Washington gay marriage fight has money, ‘daunting’ odds

SEATTLE — In the headquarters of Washington United for Marriage, a large collage displays a list of the high-powered sponsors … Continued

Roman Catholic Church in Scotland campaigns to stop gay marriage

The Roman Catholic Church has sent a letter to its parishes across Scotland protesting a political race to legalize same-sex … Continued

Calif. Presbyterians refuse to rebuke the Rev. Janie Spahr over gay marriages

In an unprecedented act of defiance, a California branch of the Presbyterian Church (USA) refused a ruling from a church … Continued

Methodists to debate gay clergy and same-sex unions

As nearly 1,000 delegates from across the world gather in Tampa, Fla., for the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, gay … Continued

Catholic Charities, gays and DC’s poor

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. If you believed what you read on blogs and in newspapers, you … Continued

God Blesses Gay Marriage

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

Episcopalians Debate Blessing Gay Marriages

By William Wan Having tackled the issue of ordaining gay bishops, the Episcopal convention in Anaheim is now moving on … Continued