Posts tagged "same-sex marriage"
In the News - Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

In the News – Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

A round-up of the week's religion news.
Will SCOTUS Tie the Knot?

Will SCOTUS Tie the Knot?

Becky Garrison: What will a United States Supreme Court decision do for public opinion regarding same-sex marriage?
Equal Rites: The Episcopal Church & Same-Sex Marriage

Equal Rites: The Episcopal Church & Same-Sex Marriage

A provisional liturgy makes the U.S. Episcopal Church the first to practice same-sex marriage ceremonies, "in true unity."
Race and Radical Welcome

Race and Radical Welcome

By Becky Garrison According to ABC News/Washington Post polls, for the first time, strong public support for same-sex marriage exceeds strong opposition by a significant margin--with more African-Americans moving in favor, perhaps taking their lead from Barack Obama on the issue.

Preaching Out of the Closet

Amy Levin: It’s barely been a day and President Barack Obama’s personal endorsement (belief? affirmation? slow and agonizing compromise?) of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC’s Robin Robert’s has spread like wildfire across the news, blog, and twitter spheres. Obama’s comments came just a day after North Carolina passed a ban...

Queer Methodist Doings

Becky Garrison: A Gallup poll released on May 20, 2011 states that for the first time a majority (53%) of Americans believes same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages. Also, an April, 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center showed that for the first time there...

Doing the DOMA Dance

On February 22, 2011, Jeffrey White, a Federal judge in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional when he found that Karen Golinski, an attorney and employee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, had her rights violated under the equal...

Did the Ex-Gay Movement Exodus the Building?

By Becky Garrison Despite recent efforts to mainstream its image, Exodus International, a network of ministries formed over 30 years ago to "mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality," appears to be on the decline. As reported by Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization...

Tying Knots

Becky Garrison:  In the battle for marriage equality, a federal appeals court and the Washington State legislature delivered both a love letter for same-sex couples and a Valentine's Day massacre on society, depending on one's interpretation of civil liberties and the institution of marriage. On February 7, 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared California's Proposition...

Not all Sex is a Scandal

Cain, Sandusky, Catholic Priests. Sex has been in the headlines a lot lately. But some important distinctions are getting lost in the rush to categorize offenses, blurring the difference between crimes against marriage with those against women or minors, or the crimes of institutions with those of individuals. So much commentary about the cover...

As Goes Iowa: Asking Presidential Candidates the Right Religion Questions

by Andy Kopsa Every four years the national political eye shifts to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.  With the 2012 presidential election only 15 months away, the campaign frenzy in Iowa has already begun.  Local and national media are eagerly following Republican presidential hopefuls as they glad-hand farmers, eat local delicacies and stump, flanked by American flags, through...

By the Power Vested in Me
by the State of New York

That New York state would eventually join the increasing number of those in the US to allow same-sex marriage was of little question.  We here at The Revealer have never been ones to uphold marriage as worthy of protection by the state because we'll never be convinced that it's the state's business to regulate how...