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By Erica Werner | Wednesday May 8, 2013
Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown.
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 2, 2012
In the past few weeks, Catholic bishops have been in the media spotlight for their views and actions on marriage equality. One archbishop has even urged politicians supporting gay marriage be banned from taking Holy Communion.
By Chuck Colbert | Friday Aug 17, 2012
Whether downplaying, clarifying, or backpedaling, parishioners and staff at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church are feeling the heat from the Bay Area Reporter’s story last week that revealed a drag-queen ban is in effect for the church’s social hall.
By Robert Barr | Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
The Church of England and Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales formally objected Tuesday to the government’s proposal to permit gay marriages, both asserting that their historic understanding is that marriage is the union of a woman and a man.
By Ryan J. Foley | Tuesday May 8, 2012
Overruling school officials, a Catholic bishop in Iowa said Monday he would not let a group that promotes equal rights for gays and lesbians present a college scholarship to an openly gay student during an upcoming award ceremony.
By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 30, 2012
House Speaker John Boehner appointed the co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage to the U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom, soon after the anti-gay group was busted for its homophobic tactics.
Saturday Aug 27, 2011
Presbyterians in Mexico are breaking ties with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of differences over homosexuality.
By Brett Zongker | Thursday Apr 28, 2011
Museum experts are weighing in on a censorship controversy at the Smithsonian Institution and what it means for publicly funded museums at a time when arts funding has been targeted for deep budget cuts.
By Mark Sherman | Thursday Oct 7, 2010
Supreme Court justices, in a rare public display of sympathy, strongly suggested Wednesday they would like to rule for a dead Marine’s father against fundamentalist church members who picketed his son’s funeral - but aren’t sure they can.
By John Hanna | Wednesday Oct 6, 2010
To some, Margie Phelps is a study in contradictions. She’s a member of her family’s divisive Westboro Baptist Church and she’s set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to represent her church in a case that tests the scope of free speech protections under the Constitution’s First Amendment.
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