Same-sex Marriage

Young White Evangelicals Are Increasingly Showing Support For Marriage Equality

There's more work to be done, but the writing is on the wall.<p>Support for marriage equality is rising among all Americans, according to two new national surveys. And despite efforts to hinder it, this sea change is also touching an important demographic within the evangelical Christian community: …

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German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage

The German Parliament plans to vote Friday on whether to legalize same-sex marriage – only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel backed off her conservative party’s long-standing refusal to budge on the issue.<p>The German news agency dpa reported Wednesday the Parliament’s legal committee had given its …

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Supreme Court ends Pride month with two major gay rights cases

By Tess Owen on Jun 26, 2017<p>With LGBTQ Pride Month coming to a close, and exactly two years after its landmark ruling on gay marriage, the United States Supreme Court on Monday made two decisions that could impact the lives of same-sex couples.<p>Justices ruled against an Arkansas law that prevented …

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Homophobes Without Homophobia

IN EARLY 2013, the streets of several French cities overflowed with massive protests against a law extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. At …

LGBTQ

Merkel's Gay-Marriage Pivot Makes Her Harder to Beat

Outflanking her foes, the German leader is finally opening the door to controversial policy for her base.<p>A contentious issue that wasn't part of the German election campaign has now taken center stage: gay marriage. Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose Christian Democratic Union party has always opposed …

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German parliament to vote on gay marriage

The German parliament is on track to vote on approving same-sex marriage as early as the end of the week, despite opposition from senior members of …

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Pyne apologises over leaked remarks

Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne has apologised for remarks which have widened the rift between moderates and conservatives in the Turnbull …

Liberal Party

Gorsuch starts to show his conservative cards

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is starting to show signs of how conservative he will be on the bench.

Neil Gorsuch

The Supreme Court puts a baker’s business — and artistic freedom — on the line

<i>Jim Campbell is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Supreme Court case “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”</i><p>Should an artist who serves all people be able to decline to create art for an event that conflicts with his …

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Think Germany Is So Progressive? It’s Only Now Getting Around to Legalizing Gay Marriage

Since President Donald Trump’s election, it’s been popular for liberal pundits and intellectuals to declare the United States’ global hegemony dead …

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German gay marriage vote given green light by Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel has opened the way for gay marriage to be legalised in Germany after she called for a free vote in parliament on the issue.<p>The surprise announcement represents a major U-turn for the German chancellor, who has previously opposed gay marriage, citing concerns for children.<p>A vote could …

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Trump's Mixed Messages on Gay Rights Frustrate Activists

As gay rights groups hold pride marches across the country this month they are grappling with the Trump administration’s mixed messages on gay, lesbian and transgender issues.<p>Liberal activists say the president and his administration sometimes have paired supportive moves with policies that …

LGBTQ

A Baker Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for a Gay Couple—and Now It's Going to the Supreme Court

On Monday, Supreme Court justices voted to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because he doesn't support same-sex marriage. If the court rules in the baker's favor, it could legitimize widespread discrimination against the LGBTQ community in the …

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Embattled Aussie Leader Plays Down Tensions Within Government - Bloomberg

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sought to focus attention on his plans to boost the economy, after conservative firebrand lawmaker Tony …

Liberal Party

How Supreme Court may redefine 'wall of separation' on religion

The clash over differing conceptions of religious liberty and the idea of ‘a wall of separation’ was on full display in Monday’s Trinity Lutheran …

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Merkel’s Challenger Attacks Her Stance on Gay Marriage - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an election-year showdown over gay marriage, with her coalition partner and main challenger forcing her …

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5 important stories you may have missed

The car of Philando Castile is seen surrounded by police vehicles in an evidence photo taken after he was fatally shot by St. Anthony Police …

Philando Castile

Sign Honoring Emmett Till Defaced in Mississippi

"It’s not a defacing, but an erasing.”<p><i>Welcome to</i> Teen Vogue's <i>Woke List, a roundup of today's top headlines you have to know.</i><p><b>There are plenty of monuments in the state of New York — but none have honored LGBTQ people, until today.</b> On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans for a new monument …

LGBTQ

Nationals MP says Libs want marriage vote

Nationals MP George Christensen says federal Liberal colleagues have confirmed to they would cross the floor to vote for same-sex marriage.<p>Mr …

LGBTQ

Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.<p>Sixty-two percent of U.S. respondents now approve of same-sex …

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Support for gay marriage just keeps going up

Let’s start the day off with some good news. You never know: it might be the last we get today. Here’s the latest on same-sex marriage from Pew …

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What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the US print edition of The Wall Street Journal (June 28, 2017).<p>Senate GOP leaders postponed a health-care vote until after the July 4 recess after efforts stalled to win support from the …

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Tony Abbott says he'll stay around – because he's needed

The tensions in the Liberal Party are deepening, with Tony Abbott launching a new broadside on Tuesday and Malcolm Turnbull slamming the door on a …

Tony Abbott

Here's What Would Have To Happen Before Parliament Votes On Marriage Equality

The PM says same-sex marriage will stay off the table. Is this a decree, or a hope?<p>Posted on June 27, 2017, 22:57 GMT<p>Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been clear in his response to backbench moves to introduce a private member's bill on marriage equality: it's not happening.<p>Stefan Postles / Getty …

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Shorten denies leaks from Abbott supporters

The video selected is not currently available.<p>Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has categorically denied claims from independent Senator Derryn Hinch …

Liberal Party

I know what it's like to be a trans teen at school. Here's how to deal with the bullying

A new report shows 64% of trans pupils are bullied for their gender identity. But some small actions can help change lives<p>Bullying and hate speech daily affects how pupils perform – it seems obvious, right? So why are we still failing LGBT+ pupils? During my time at secondary school I felt anxious, …

LGBTQ

Opinion: Angela Merkel's calculated change of heart on gay marriage

The German chancellor has halfheartedly abandoned her opposition to same-sex marriage. The move was solely a political calculation, says DW's Gero …

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Poll shows a dramatic generational divide in white evangelical attitudes on gay marriage

A new survey shows a dramatic shift in attitudes toward favoring gay marriage among a younger generation of white evangelicals, a group considered to be one of the most conservative on the issue.<p>Just a decade ago, the gap between younger evangelicals and older evangelicals on the issue was not …

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Republican Support of Gay Marriage Closes In on Opposition, Pew Poll Finds

The percentage of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who support gay marriage is now virtually even with those who oppose it, according to newly released Pew Research Center data.<p>The poll, conducted June 8-18, shows 48% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents expressing …

LGBTQ

Gay marriage vs. religious baker

Supreme Court should not open the door to all manner of religious objection: Our view<p>Ever since the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that same-sex couples have a right to marry, states have taken off in different directions.<p>More than 20 states expanded on the ruling to enact broad civil rights …

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