Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.
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A Grand Rapids-based group has formed to put a gay marriage proposal up for a statewide vote in November 2014.
Bloomington’s mayor presided over a wedding ceremony for same-sex couples Thursday night. “It’s time same-sex marriages be recognized by all,” Mayor Mark Kruzan said. Kruzan, along with other elected officials, participated in the ceremony.
A Chambersburg Area Senior High School club that offers a support system for gay and lesbian students will have to wait several weeks until getting approval from the school board.
Gay and lesbian couples throughout the state may have more than each other to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
The National Council of Catholic Bishops has filed legal briefs with the Supreme Court defending two anti-gay laws on which the court will hear oral arguments next month.
State Sen. Cale Case claimed Thursday that the battle over recognition of the civil rights of gay people is over. “The people of Wyoming are ready for this,” the Lander Republican said. “This is not a big deal.”
Afraid that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling could throw a wrench into the issue, Indiana lawmakers appear poised to delay action on a constitutional same-sex marriage ban for one year.
THERE ARE gay Boy Scouts earning merit badges and the respect of their fellow members in troops across the country, and there will be as long as the organization exists.