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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Marriage objections bill nears final OK in NC legislature

    North Carolina legislators neared final approval Wednesday on legislation allowing some North Carolina court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on "sincerely held religious" objections. The House, in a largely party-line vote of 65-...
  • NC House votes to exempt magistrates from marriage duties

    RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina House voted 65-45 Wednesday to allow magistrates to opt out of performing weddings legislation that stems from the legalization of same-sex marriages in North Carolina last year. A final vote on the bill is expected to...
  • 'Liberal' is no longer a dirty word

    'Liberal' is no longer a dirty word
    You may not have realized it, but a large cohort of Americans did something brave this month. For years — in some cases, decades — these lonely, marginalized souls had repressed their shameful feelings, hiding them from the world. Then May...
  • Irish gay marriage vote 'a defeat for humanity,' Vatican says

    VATICAN CITY Last week's referendum legalizing gay marriage in Ireland "is not only a defeat for Christian principles, but also a bit of a defeat for humanity," according to a top Vatican official. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is the...
  • On gay rights, Boy Scouts edge forward, Ireland leaps

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, May 27: The boys may be catching up with the girls. And among nations proud of their enlightened social policies, Ireland just left the U.S. in the dust. Yes, it's been quite...
  • Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

    The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional...
  • House scraps shielding agencies that bar gay adoptions

    The Texas House has scrapped — at least for the time being — a measure that would have allowed some child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children through them. The proposal would have protected entities that...
  • Quickly: 'Get the military out of our schools'

    Quickly: 'Get the military out of our schools'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at 312-222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com Why can't more businesses be like Menards and publish what their American-made products...
  • Marco Rubio says Christianity is threatened by 'real and present danger'

    Marco Rubio says Christianity is threatened by 'real and present danger'
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told the Christian Broadcasting Network that the push for nationwide same-sex marriage represents a threat to Christianity. "We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is...
  • Cardinal calls Irish vote on same-sex marriage a 'defeat for humanity'

    Cardinal calls Irish vote on same-sex marriage a 'defeat for humanity'
    A close aide to Pope Francis on Tuesday denounced Ireland's vote last week to legalize same-sex marriage, calling it a "defeat for humanity." Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, told reporters he was “deeply saddened&...
  • Supreme Court to soon rule on 13 important cases

    Supreme Court to soon rule on 13 important cases
    The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its annual term. In a potentially historic ruling, the court will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, culminating a two-decade legal and political fight for marriage...