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A woman bows her head against her hands in prayer while holding a rosary

1109 DAYS AGO | 6.3.2021

Pope establishes new penalties for ordaining women: automatic excommunication...

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

Two grooms stand next to each other holding small rainbow flags to symbolize LGBTQ+ marriage rights

1156 DAYS AGO | 4.17.2021

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

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+...

1167 DAYS AGO | 4.6.2021

Tennessee Update: The fight to protect the rights of online-ordained minister...

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

1181 DAYS AGO | 3.23.2021

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

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.

1186 DAYS AGO | 3.18.2021

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 u...

1186 DAYS AGO | 3.18.2021

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-...

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1188 DAYS AGO | 3.16.2021

The Vatican, Pope Francis say the Catholic Church cannot bless the “sin” of s...

The Vatican disappointed Catholics, LGBTQ+ couples, and allies around the world with its statement that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex marriages. A...

1214 DAYS AGO | 2.18.2021

New legislation would remove states’ same-sex marriage bans and more

New legislation would increase protections for same-sex couples. New Jersey, Texas, Florida, and Virginia all have bills being considered, that would remove ...

1234 DAYS AGO | 1.29.2021

New marriage officiant legislation in VA, again fails to address broader disc...

A proposed law in Virginia aims to update marriage laws without addressing current minister discrimination

1250 DAYS AGO | 1.13.2021

Pope Francis changes rules for Catholics -- Still bans women from ordination

Pope Francis changes Catholic laws for lectors, altar readers - still ban women from ordination & performing marriage. Many see this as sexism and discrimina...

1273 DAYS AGO | 12.21.2020

Proposed Texas Legislation -- and How Gender-Neutral Language Protects & Resp...

State Sen. Johnson (TX) proposed a bill that would replace gendered language in Family Code to protect same-sex couples & parents, reminding us that language...

1277 DAYS AGO | 12.17.2020

Representatives in US House Voice Support for SCOTUS Protection of Same-Sex M...

An Oct 2020 resolution introduced in the House of Representatives voices continued support for SCOTUS protection of same-sex couples’ right to marry, LGBTQ+ ...

1288 DAYS AGO | 12.6.2020

AMM Minister Samuel Heath has a calling: To operate on love and to officiate ...

AMM Minister Samuel Heath is an LGBTQ wedding officiant who believes love is a calling & all people have a right to marry.

1318 DAYS AGO | 11.6.2020

Nevada becomes first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from constitution,...

Nevada has become the first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from constitution and protect LGBTQ couples

1322 DAYS AGO | 11.2.2020

Nevada votes on removing same-sex marriage ban from state constitution amid S...

LGBTQ+ and marriage equality advocates wait as Nevada becomes the first state to vote on removing a same-sex marriage ban from the state constitution on Nove...

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