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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

The fading future of religious opposition to marriage equality

The debate can no longer be described as one between nonreligious and religious Americans. Support for same-sex marriage has risen by double digits in every major religious group since 2006. Today, solid majorities of Catholics (57 percent)—including equal proportions of white Catholics (58 percent) and Hispanic Catholics (59 percent)—and white mainline Protestants (55 percent) have joined the religiously unaffiliated (76 percent) in supporting same-sex marriage (PRRI, March 2013).

Washington Post
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June 28, 2013

Medical groups express support for DOMA decision

Three of the leading U.S. medical associations -- the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) -- applauded the Supreme Court's decisions to overturn a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and dismiss a case over California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8.

CBS News
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June 27, 2013

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