Same-Sex Marriage Debate

After he came out in support of gay marriage, Jones lost work and publishing contracts.
(November 9, 2012) Bishop of Durham Justin Welby was appointed the new Archbishop of Canterbury this week, charged with leading the 77-million member Anglican Communion.
(October 12, 2012) Sarah Longwood, a member of the Log Cabin Republicans and Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, says that the public should be reminded that marriage is a civil institution in that marriage certificates are issued by...
(August 28, 2012) Hundreds of Christians gathered at a non-denominational Tampa-area mega church on Sunday to attend a Tea Party event dubbed "Unity Rally 2012." Presidential hopefuls Michelle Bachmann, an evangelical, and Herman Cain, a...
(June 6, 2012) A rift in the black church over gay marriage has widened in the weeks since both President Barack Obama and the NAACP came out in support of marriage equality. The Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative...
(May 18, 2012) The Rev. Delman Coates is one of eight African-American faith leaders who President Obama called after declaring his support for same-sex marriage. Rev. Coates talked with Odyssey about what the President said on that call, what...
(November 29, 2012) The Catholic Church's hierarchy has been clear in its statements against same-sex marriage. But many Catholic colleges and universities have officially recognized LGBTQ associations and clubs on their campuses.
(June 24, 2011) East Liberty Presbyterian Church and Eastminster Church sit just blocks apart on the same street in Pittsburgh, but each church's views on LGBTQ clergy vary widely. The two churches fall within the Presbyterian Church (USA)...
(June 23, 2011) Rev. Barbara Lundblad reflects on her experiences as a lesbian pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. In 2009, the ELCA voted to allow the ordination of candidates in "lifelong, monogamous, same-gender...
(June 22, 2011) Two Pittsburgh pastors explain how the PCUSA's decades-long discussion on sexuality and the clergy led to a recent vote to allow the ordination of church members who identify as LGBTQ.