Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

Anatomy of a truth-stretch: Far-right pundits do Cornel West a nasty disservice

Rush Limbaugh and anti-gay bloggers pull quotes out of context to try to pit African-American commentator and academic Cornel West against the LGBT community. They should have listened to his whole speech.

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Op-ed: The religious people ARE with us

I get asked a lot by progressive friends, who know my long involvement in the fight for marriage equality, “How are we going to beat the church folk?” Here’s the thing: The “church folk” are with us. In fact, we couldn’t have gotten this far without them. And we aren’t going to win full equality nationwide unless we meet them where they are and bring them with us.
The Advocate
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July 2, 2013

Delaware welcomes first legally wed lesbian couple

After over two decades of dedication to one another, two 63 year old women made Delaware history Monday, becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed under the state’s new marriage equality legislation.

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Let the Wedding Bells Ring! Marriage to Resume in California Immediately

This afternoon the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay of the Federal District Court decision that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. The plaintiffs who successfully challenged California’s Proposition 8 in Hollingsworth v. Perry, including Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, will be the first to marry

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UCC National Offices, local churches sponsor Cleveland Pride 2013

"The LGBT community needs to know that there is a familiar place to worship, and that no matter where they are on life's journey, they are welcome at Mt. Zion," said the Rev. Detra Evans, pastor of Cleveland's Mt. Zion Congregational Church UCC and participant in Cleveland Pride. "Our members love to love, and the community needs to be loved."
UCC.org
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June 28, 2013

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