In an unusual move, the Vatican has asked the world’s bishops to quickly canvas the faithful for their views on topics like gay marriage, divorce and birth control ahead of a major meeting of church leaders set for next fall.
Bishop Allyson Abrams, 43, resigned after announcing to her congregation that she had married a woman.She stepped down from Zion Progress Baptist Church in Detroit, Mich. on Friday where she served as pastor for five years....
Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday (Oct. 21) that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey by withdrawing his his appeal of a major case that was being heard by the state Supreme Court.
A transgender person who has sued the government to be recognized as a woman is fighting a group of Christian lawyers who are opposed to her name change petition.
Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt.
The Rev. Steve Heiss presided at his first same-sex marriage ceremony in a field in upstate New York on July 7, 2002. At the time, gay marriage was not legal in New York, and it remains illegal in the United Methodist Church.
In Australia's recent federal election, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party lost control of the Australian government to a coalition force comprised of members of the Liberal and National Parties led by Tony Abbot.
NEW YORK (RNS) The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those pursued by gay rights advocates. Now, the fight that started at state ballot boxes and in courtrooms has...
"If you're gay and Christian, you don't have to choose between your sexual orientation and your faith."That's the message that the "Not All Like That" campaign is preaching in its new video campaign.The campaign's organ...
Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights.