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Would marriage equality violate the Queen's vows to the Church of England?

In the United States, we think of church and state as two separate entities, sometimes controversially intertwined. But in Great Britain, a different framework unites church with state in the person of Queen Elizabeth. Great Britain’s Parliament is currently debating proposed legislation legalizing marriage equality, and one British cleric is challenging the queen to not violate what he sees as her duty to God by supporting the proposal.
Washington Post
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June 5, 2013

Quakers quick to welcome marriage equality progress

Quakers in Britain have welcomed the move to pass the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at Second Reading in the House of Lords. The Religious Society of Friends is one of a range of church and faith groups to have backed the change in England and Wales, and parallel developments in Scotland.
Ekklesia
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June 5, 2013

Christians can't buy Starbucks: speaker

Christians can't buy Starbucks? David Barton tells an Alabama Baptist congregation there is no way to drink Starbucks coffee and be “biblically correct.”

"Biblically, there's no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God,” he continued. “I'm sorry. You've got to find some other coffee to drink. You can't drink Starbucks and be biblically correct on this thing. It's just a real simple principle."
Associated Baptist Press
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June 5, 2013

Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS

A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign to put gay marriage on the ballot.

The Baltimore Sun
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June 5, 2013
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Wells Fargo, national presenting partner of the 24th Annual #GLAADAwards, celebrates Pride month with launch of "It Gets Better" campaign

Wells Fargo, national presenting partner of the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, is kicking off Pride month with the launch of their new "It Gets Better" campaign, including a video from LGBT staff and allies as well as an interactive website with resources to help better your community.
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