Sexuality
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Houston voters move to repeal LGBT anti-bias policy

Religious Liberty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/07/14, 01:24 pm

Conservative Christians in Houston dropped off petitions filled with 50,000 signatures at City hall Thursday, throwing down the gauntlet in a fight for religious liberty city officials thought was over. If the signatures are verified, Houston must place its controversial new LGBT anti-bias ordinance on November’s ballot.

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Judge strikes down Kentucky gay marriage ban

Marriage
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/01/14, 02:00 pm

A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

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Historic leave-taking

News
by Scott Lamb & Paula R. Kincaid
Posted 6/27/14, 01:00 am

DETROIT—The Presbyterian Church (USA)—in a move long expected but nonetheless momentous for the 1.8-million-member denomination, the nation’s sixth largest—approved full endorsement of same-sex marriage with passage of two overtures on June 19.

First, the commissioners voted to approve an Authoritative Interpretation of the constitution, giving PCUSA pastors discretion to conduct same-sex ceremonies in states where the practice is legal. The results were not close: 371 (61 percent) to 238 (39 percent). This action goes into effect immediately.

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