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  • Artists sue to protect religious, artistic freedoms

    June 2 2016 by Maria Baer, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Artists sue to protect religious, artistic freedoms

    The owners of a stationery art studio in Phoenix are suing the city over an ordinance they say could force them to create art that violates their religious beliefs. The Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom represents Breanna Koski and Joanna Duka of Brush & Nib in the lawsuit, which they filed May 12 in state court.

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  • Same-sex marriage advocates work to oust small-town judge

    May 24 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Same-sex marriage advocates work to oust small-town judge

    In what could be the nation’s first religious litmus test for holding a judicial post, the Wyoming Supreme Court is being asked to dismiss a small-town municipal court judge because of her biblical views about marriage. Attorneys for Judge Ruth Neely, along with a growing list of supporters, argue the efforts of an unelected state commission …

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  • Gay marriage left standing by SCOTUS

    October 7 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Gay marriage left standing by SCOTUS

    The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday (Oct. 6) for marriages between people of the same sex to be legally recognized in 11 additional states. When that seemingly assured expansion takes effect, gay marriage will be legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Gay marriage prevails at Supreme Court

    June 26 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a historic ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, but it stopped short of redefining marriage nationwide. (Editor's note: This story has been updated.)

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  • Churches urged to prepare for marriage issues

    June 25 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Churches urged to prepare for marriage issues

    Pastors and churches need to be prepared to address same-sex marriage in biblically faithful, Christ-like ways, new ethics entity head Russell D. Moore and other panelists said at a discussion preceding the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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  • Minn. 12th state to legalize gay marriage

    May 16 2013 by Baptist Press | with 2 comments

    Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage Tuesday (May 14), continuing a trend that has seen the number of states that have redefined marriage double within the past year.

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  • R.I. 10th state to legalize gay marriage

    May 6 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize gay marriage May 2 when its governor signed a bill into law.

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  • Family Research Institute Chairman: gay marriage hazardous

    April 25 2013 by Religion News Service | with 4 comments

    Dr. Paul Cameron, the first scientist to document the harms of secondhand smoke, went to Ohio’s capital to call upon U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to reconsider his recently announced support for gay marriage.

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  • By 84-0, Okla. House backs traditional marriage

    April 11 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Much of the nation might be embracing gay marriage, but the Oklahoma legislature isn’t going along – and it wants the U.S. Supreme Court to notice.

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  • Expert predicts split ruling in marriage cases

    April 3 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

     The U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to provide defenders of the traditional definition of marriage with no more than a partial victory, a legal expert says.

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  • Justices question federal marriage definition

    March 28 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Justices question federal marriage definition

    Several U.S. Supreme Court justices, including swing vote Anthony Kennedy, questioned the validity of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in oral arguments, signaling they may be ready to strike down the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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  • 7 questions & answers: the Supreme Court & gay marriage

    March 28 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    Following are commonly asked questions about the Supreme Court’s two days of arguments in the gay marriage cases.

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  • Justices ponder narrow Prop 8 ruling

    March 27 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Justices ponder narrow Prop 8 ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments in a landmark case regarding same-sex marriage with not only how it should rule but whether it should rule on the constitutional issues involved in the controversial subject.

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  • Gay marriage would harm children, briefs warn

    March 25 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Gay marriage would harm children, briefs warn

    If the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage it would be sending a detrimental message to society that children don’t need both mothers and fathers.

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  • Briefs argue religious liberty on line in marriage cases

    March 22 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Briefs argue religious liberty on line in marriage cases

    Religious liberty will suffer if gay marriage is legalized, impacting everything from Christian business owners’ freedoms to parental rights and perhaps even resulting in churches losing their tax-exempt status, according to legal briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by supporters of traditional marriage.

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