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A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) It … Continued

‘Racist,’ ‘radical,’ ‘bigot': For Zimmerman, abortion and gay marriage, the labels often lie

The Zimmerman verdict is in, but the story is far from over. A Justice Department investigation is underway to determine … 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

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Why I disobeyed the United Methodist Church’s unjust teaching on same-sex marriage

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded us in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Marrying Tom and Nick was for me a profoundly personal and quintessentially pastoral act.

Love is stronger than hate: Why Holy Week is the perfect time for marriage equality

“Holy Week” is when Christians remember the last days of Jesus of Nazareth, from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through … Continued

White House takes stance against gay-marriage ban

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration came out forcefully Thursday (Feb. 28) against California’s ban on same-sex marriage and, by extension, … 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

Federal appeals court rules against gay marriage ban

Social conservatives on Thursday (May 31) reacted sharply to a federal appeals court ruling that declared the law barring federal … Continued

Both sides gear up in N.C. gay marriage fight

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As the only Southern state without a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, North Carolina is the next … Continued

Prop 8 unconstitutional: The sanctity of marriage equality

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES A same-sex couple holds hands during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall on February … Continued

Separation of church and state in marriage?

It isn’t exactly a movement — more of a blogosphere hubbub. In solidarity with his gay and lesbian brothers and … Continued

Marriage: is it going the way of the horse and carriage?

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Did the pope approve condom use?

By Elizabeth Tenety A leaked excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI’s book-length interview with journalist Peter Seewald in which the pope … Continued

Proposition 8 ruling in California: religion roundup

By Elizabeth Tenety Religion roundup on Prop 8 ruling: In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8, … Continued

Human right to comfort the dying — and decide who comforts us

On rare occasions, a news development forcefully reminds us of what it means to be deprived of a basic human … Continued

Clashes of conscience

Should American lawmakers refuse to give government funding to those who object to the current moral consensus on controversial issues, … Continued

Civil vs. religious rights in D.C. same-sex marriage law

By Michelle Boorstein The same-sex marriage measure making its way through the D.C. City Council is proving good fodder for … Continued

Separate the Civil and the Sacred

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

What Government Joins Together

The recent news about the California Supreme Court’s decision upholding the ban on same sex marriage and the efforts by … Continued

Religious Leaders Should Aspire to Inspire

The uproar over President-elect Obama’s controversial selections of religious leaders for his inaugural events is just one of the problems … Continued