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Elk Grove Methodists Pressing Church To Change Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Local Methodist leaders are pressing for change and applying that pressure to church leaders by drafting what’s called a “declaration of inclusion.”

03/10/2014

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Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest To Be Struck Down

A federal judge declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional on Wednesday, but will allow the nation’s second-most populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/26/2014

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Sacramento Methodist Churches Performing Same-Sex Weddings

The pastor says what he and the clergy are doing contradicts the United Methodist Book of Discipline. But he says times have changed.

02/22/2014

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Judge Rules Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.

02/13/2014

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Nev. Governor Urges Federal Court To Uphold State’s Gay Marriage Ban

The Sandoval administration urged a federal appeals court to uphold the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing it serves the “legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage” and is entrenched in the state’s history.

01/22/2014

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Oregon Bakery Stands By Decision To Deny Same-Sex Wedding Cake

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa say their religious beliefs have not changed after Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries determined the Portland-area bakery violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple.

01/20/2014

Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) and Sharon Papo stand in line to receive their marriage license before getting married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Utah Asks Supreme Court To Block Same-Sex Unions

Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban.

12/31/2013

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Gay Couples Wed In Utah After Judge Overturns Ban

Salt Lake City’s mayor led one of the state’s first gay marriage ceremony.

12/20/2013

Sacramento County Couples Tie The Knot After Proposition 8 Ruling

California Supreme Court Rejects Effort To Stop Gay Marriages

In June, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling left in place a trial judge’s 2010 order striking down the ballot measure as unconstitutional. On June 28, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

08/14/2013

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Sacramento Same-Sex Couples Explore Options At First Wedding Expo

Mel Jackson and John Dayton have been together for seven years. And next month is their big day, but they’ve got some planning to do.

08/13/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

National Organization For Marriage Efforts To Unseat Iowa Justices Probed

The inquiry will focus on the National Organization for Marriage and its efforts in 2010 and 2012 to unseat Iowa Supreme Court justices who were part of a unanimous 2009 ruling that legalized gay marriage in the state. It was trigger by a complaint filed by Fred Karger, a Republican gay rights activist from California.

08/08/2013

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Retired Methodist Pastors Say They’ll Perform Same-Sex Marriages Against Church Law

They clergy say many of the church’s laws are contradictory, and they are breaking one to obey the other.

07/24/2013

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