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35 "advocacy" Tagged Articles


Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 2021

Lutheran Commission warns Pastors against officiating without a marriage license

Marriage is ‘sacred and secular’ - The Lutheran Commission on Theology and Church Relations asks Pastors to sign marriage laws and respect the legalization o...
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Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021

Perez v. Sharp: The 1948 Win for Interracial Marriage that Changed Everything

In 1948, an interracial couple in California challenged the state's anti-miscegenation laws and won. The Perez v Sharp case ended a state ban on interracial ...
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Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 2021

Pope Francis firmly closes the door on same-sex marriage within the Catholic Church

Pope Francis speaks out again against blessing same-sex marriages within the Catholic Church.
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Saturday, Jun. 26th, 2021

Marriage Equality Turns Six -- Celebrating the Anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges

It's the sixth anniversary of the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry i...
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Thursday, Jun. 3rd, 2021

Pope establishes new penalties for ordaining women: automatic excommunication and defrocking

Pope Francis and Vatican announce new penalties for those attempting to ordain women, including automatic excommunication. Francis addresses the first change...
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Saturday, Apr. 17th, 2021

Wedding venues are turning away same-sex couples: A look at current laws and changing attitudes

Wedding venues in North Carolina and Ohio refused service to same-sex couples. We look at current protections for first amendment rights and religion, LGBTQ+...
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Tuesday, Apr. 6th, 2021

Tennessee Update: The fight to protect the rights of online-ordained ministers rolls on

An update from American Marriage Ministries on the fight against Tennessee's discriminatory anti-online ordination law SB 1377 / HB 0213. With information on...
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Tuesday, Mar. 23rd, 2021

Minors and Marriage: Six states re-examine the minimum age for marriage in a growing trend

Six states are considering raising the minimum age for marriage, in what seems to be increased attention to laws regulating child marriage in the US.
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