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Justice Kennedy’s words sparkle in gay and straight wedding ceremonies

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Blake Keng, right, reads from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent opinion on same-sex marriage during the wedding of Jillian Levine Smith, left, and Emily Smith, center, in Provincetown, Mass.
Excerpts of Justice Anthony Kennedy's 28-page majority opinion have been making their way into ceremonies all over the country. ...

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14 North Carolina magistrates use recusal law to to avoid officiating same-sex marriages

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
North-Carolina
A state court system spokeswoman said late Tuesday that it had received notices through Monday from 14 magistrates citing a "sincerely held religious objection." ...

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A gay dad sounds off on Christians debating whether to attend a friend’s same-sex wedding

Friday, July 3, 2015
Catrina Burks is assisted up the steps in Bronson Park before Rev. Nathan Dannison unites her and her wife Marashette Burks in marriage in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Friday, June 26, 2015.
On the Friday of the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, the news hit like a rainbow colored Tsunami. That day, for me, and many LGBT people I know, was a awash with shock, awe and wonderment. Everything was coming up ...

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U.S. Anglicans to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in churches

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Bishop Gene Robinson addresses the congregation at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Robinson, now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago.
Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. ...

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Tenn. GOP wants to protect clergy from officiating same-sex weddings in case 1st Amendment changes

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.
Members of the House Republican Caucus are proposing legislation to protect ministers who choose not to perform a marriage that violates their religious beliefs. ...

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Southern Baptist leader vows never to officiate same-sex union

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pastor Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, gives the presidential address to the Southern Baptist Convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, Ohio, June 16, 2015. Floyd exhorted members to stand united against same-sex marriage and vows that he will never officiate a same-sex union.
The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination vowed never to officiate a gay union, and the Southern Baptist Convention called on the Supreme Court not to declare same-sex marriage a constitutional right. ...

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Texas House approves bill protecting clergy from officiating same-sex unions

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state House is has given preliminary approval to a GOP-backed bill allowing clergy members to refuse to perform marriages that violate their beliefs. ...

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Gay Prime Minister of staunchly Catholic Luxembourg marries partner

Friday, May 15, 2015
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, embraces his husband Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The prime minister of Luxembourg has married his partner a year after the tiny, staunchly Roman Catholic nation's parliament approved a law allowing same-sex marriage. ...

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WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson wed

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Glory Johnson (left) and Brittney Griner wed in Phoenix on May 8, 2015.
The wedding comes just two weeks after the couple made headlines after an argument led to a 911 call and arrests of both for assault and disorderly conduct. ...

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Alabama bill would allow ministers to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
A Senate committed heard passionate testimony about the bill that the sponsor says came about after a brief period of legalized same-sex marriage in Alabama. ...

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