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Gay Marriage Is 'Contrary To Natural Created Order Of God Almighty,' Pundit Claims

Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Over three months have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8, but that hasn't stopped a promi...

How Some Conservative Churches Are Reacting To DOMA Rulings

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows onl...

Can Christians Handle Perfect Love?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

The first step is to simply realize and accept that fear and love cannot coexist, because pure love by nature does not allow or involve even the tiniest fraction of fear. Then we can begin to practice deciding how we will behave accordingly, and what we will accept from others.

Why SCOTUS' DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings Will Be Anything But Simple

Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

By Richard Wolf USA Today via Religion News Service (RNS) If the range of possible Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage this month requires a ...

WATCH: Gay Dad's Heartbreaking Letter To SCOTUS On DOMA

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay father's poignant open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court is making the blogosphere rounds. Jack Montgomery, who has adopted three children fr...

Leaving Marriage Equality To The States Could Create A Messy Future

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

In two big cases, the Supreme Court was hesitant to impose a national standard on gay marriage. But history shows that leaving the issue to the states...

DOMA Plaintiff Speaks: Marriage 'Is A Magic Word'

Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The 83-year-old plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case spoke to media after being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, but her remarks empha...

Pastor, Evangelist Slam SCOTUS Fight: 'It's Attempting To Force Us To Affirm A Lifestyle'

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage is once again dominating national headlines as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOM...

Acknowledging Faith Voices Crucial for LGBT Civil Rights

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

We often confuse those who speak from lofty perches as having earned the authority to speak for the many, when in fact they were probably just the first to grab the microphone.

Supreme Timing: Why It's Better For The Supreme Court To Hear The DOMA Case Before The Prop 8 Case (Part 5)

Jacob Combs | Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

When viewed through a longer lens, it becomes clear, to me, at least, that the DOMA cases will have a huge impact on marriage equality in the U.S., whereas the Prop 8 case will be an important but less integral part of a natural progression.

Supreme Timing: Why It's Better For The Supreme Court To Hear The DOMA Case Before The Prop 8 Case (Part 4)

Jacob Combs | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

At the very least, because of the civil-unions issue, it it clear that a DOMA decision at the Supreme Court before a Prop 8 decision would be a more logical one, because striking down DOMA would affect future Prop 8 litigation, but striking down Prop 8 would have no effect on DOMA.

Supreme Timing: Why It's Better For The Supreme Court To Hear The DOMA Case Before The Prop 8 Case (Part 3)

Jacob Combs | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

DOMA radically changed the status quo for American marital law (at least for gay and lesbian couples), and the Supreme Court may very well look favorably upon restoring the traditional federalism of state marriage rights that existed before DOMA was enacted.

Supreme Timing: Why It's Better For The Supreme Court To Hear The DOMA Case Before The Prop 8 Case (Part 2)

Jacob Combs | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

The federalism claims that the DOMA cases make are relatively comfortable waters in which the Supreme Court's conservative justices can swim. Judge Reinhardt's Prop 8 analysis, on the other hand, however cautious it may be, is essentially a brand-new constitutional argument.

Supreme Timing: Why It's Better For The Supreme Court To Hear The DOMA Case Before The Prop 8 Case (Part 1)

Jacob Combs | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

I firmly agree that the best possible outcome for marriage equality in the next year or so is for the Supreme Court to consider the DOMA cases, uphold the lower courts' rulings striking down the law, and decline to hear the challenge to the Ninth Circuit's Prop 8 decision.