Part of the case was based on Maryland's Equal Rights Amendment, which has some of the nation's strongest protections against gender-based discrimination. The Maryland case started in 2004, when Baltimore residents Lisa Polyak and Gita Deane, joined by several other gay couples, sued to overturn the 1973 ban on gay marriage. Dec 21, 2015 · Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage. By David Masci and Michael Lipka. Many of the largest U.S. religious institutions have remained firmly against allowing same-sex marriage, including the Author: David Masci, Michael Lipka.
Maryland Cardinal orders churches to read letter against marriage equality: by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, formerly Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore, has issued a letter to Maryland churches supporting the petition drive to repeal the state's marriage equality law. Young Evangelicals trend toward support for gay marriage, but young churchgoers remain overwhelmingly opposed. the Marriage Debate Is Just Beginning. The Corner Author: Jeff Cimmino.
Mar 18, 2015 · The Episcopal Church established a rite of blessing for same-sex couples in 2012 and prohibited discrimination against transgender people. It has welcomed gay Author: Nolan Feeney. The gay marriage issue used to be clearly answered by opposition from religious leaders. In fact, churches were very outspoken in their opposition to gay marriage rights in the past. However, the gay marriage issue is not as cut and dry as it used to be in regards to religious affiliation.
After a Maryland House of Delegates committee voted in March 2004 to reject a pair of marriage bills that would have submitted a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage to voters and invalidated same-sex marriages performed in another state or foreign country, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Equality Maryland filed a. May 22, 2012 · Blacks, Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship While many black pastors condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them are often filled with gay singers and musicians. The.