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Why Buddhists should support gay marriage

May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more … Continued

Is religion’s fight against gay marriage over?

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

Supreme Court marriage rulings: Anything but simple

If the range of possible Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage this month requires a scorecard, the potential confusion arising … Continued

3 ways for Cardinal Dolan to show his ‘love’ for gay people

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Easter morning to talk about, among other … Continued

For gay marriage supporters, a small win would still be a win

WASHINGTON — Jeff Zarrillo brought his case for gay marriage to the Supreme Court last week because, he said, “the … 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

Sen. Portman and the ‘friends and family effect’ on same-sex marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to hear oral arguments on two prominent cases related to same-sex marriage, … 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

What do American Catholics want from the new pope?

Marcelo del Pozo REUTERS Men open their umbrellas as they leave from the archbishopric in the Andalusian capital of Seville … Continued

Priest/Mayor reflects French divide over gay marriage

EREAC, France — Elie Geffray straddles both sides of a bitter divide over gay marriage in France. As a retired … Continued

State of the Union: How we remain divided

JIM WATSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES The US Capitol stands lit ahead of US President Obama’s State of the Union address in … Continued

Vatican backtracks on support for gay couples

VATICAN CITY — A top Vatican official blamed the media for “derailing” his recent remarks on possible legal protections for … Continued

Gay marriage a long time coming for widow Edie Windsor

NEW YORK — After a 40-year engagement and 20 short months of marriage, Edie Windsor and her late spouse, Thea … 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

Where are so-called ‘family’ organizations on Black Friday?

Michael S. Williamson THE WASHINGTON POST The table offering stocked with brightly colored ladies jeans created a small frenzy as … 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

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

How values, demographics and the economy helped shape the election

BLOOMBERG President Obama makes an acceptance speach during an election night rally in Chicago on Nov. 6, 2012. At the … Continued

‘With Liberty and Justice for ALL’

AP The Rev. Delman Coates, senior pastor of Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md., speaks while the Rev. Al … Continued

Liberty and Justice for all in Maryland

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley poses with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and House Speaker Mike Busch … Continued