When Mia Macy landed a job with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in California, she was thrilled. A few days later, though, she claims that the federal agency told her the position had been eliminated, before quietly hiring somebody else.
It's already against the law for same-sex couples to get married in Indiana, and the legislators in the state have recently updated the existing law, reminding some and informing others that it's actually a criminal offense for a same-sex couple to even try to get married.
Cecilia Gentili couldn’t stand the looks on their faces. The looks waiting room patients would give her when a nurse called a man’s name and she stood up instead. The looks nurses would give her when they said they were looking for someone else. The looks she’d get at the bank when she tried to open an account.
I am not leaving the Catholic Church because of any one particular issue or person, rather because I believe that the Church itself has lost sight of its meaning. A Church founded on hope and charity has become a tradition steeped in an approach that can best be described as “command and control.”
There are an estimated 225,000 Americans in legally recognized same-sex marriages. The Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Actmeans they are now eligible for the same federal benefits as straight couples.