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Rev. Frank Schaefer was found "guilty" of performing his son's wedding to another man by the United Methodist Church and given a 30-day suspension, at the end of which he was given the choice to renounce his ministry to the LGBT community or to be defrocked.
Marriage equality has yet to be made legal in 34 states. This holiday season, GLAAD has launched "Our Only Wish" campaign so you can tell those states' governors exactly what's on the top of your wish list—full equality for LGBT people and their families.
A Russian actor, Ivan Okhlobystin, recently said that LGBT people should be burned in ovens. Bryan Fischer backed away from that comment, but Jeremy Hooper calls him on his role in creating such violent rhetoric.
Last month, Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper traveled from their home in Colorado to New York to be legally married as Lisa was battling cancer. We are saddened to share that Lisa lost her battle with cancer and passed away on December 11.
Brett Hadley a Seventh-Day Adventist minister, has been forced to resign his position because he attended the wedding of his step-daughter and her wife in Bellingham, Washington.