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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 in all 50 states.
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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 changes to the Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law since 1983 with his “Tend the Flock” message.
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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+ individuals, and how the law might change if The Equality Act passes.
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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 how ministers and couples can protect themselves when applying for or filing marriage licenses with the county.
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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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Thursday, Mar. 18th, 2021

The Advocate Interviews Jim Obergefell About Marriage Equality Today

Jim Obergefell talks about marriage equality with The Advocate magazine's podcast LGBTQ&A, ahead of the six year anniversary of the Obergefell v Hodges same-sex marriage case.
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Thursday, Mar. 18th, 2021

Japan Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

In a landmark decision, a District Court in Japan ruled the government's same-sex marriage ban violated Article 14 of the country's constitution, making it unconstitutional.
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Tuesday, Mar. 16th, 2021

The Vatican, Pope Francis say the Catholic Church cannot bless the “sin” of same-sex unions.

The Vatican disappointed Catholics, LGBTQ+ couples, and allies around the world with its statement that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex marriages. AMM stands firmly behind the right of all people to marry.
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