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In the strong religious disputes over marriage equality, many claims arise that these issues cause schisms within congregations and split up religious communities. How accurate are these speculations? A recent Huffington Post article takes up the question and congregates the scholarly research on the subject, and concludes that, actually, debates involving marriage equality and issues of sexuality affect local congregations very little.
A new study called the Australian Study of Child Health in Same Sex Families (ACHESS), the largest of its kind, has confirmed what years of research on same-sex parenting has been finding: children of same-sex couples are just the same as children with heterosexual parents, and in fact possibly healthier and happier than their counterparts.
"One of the things I've found people respond to in my story is that doing the hard thing, even if you're nervous or scared, that living with authenticity and integrity is worth it in the long run. It's the way we can honor God, who created us."
Jake Miller and Craig Bowen were one of the first gay couples to be married in Indiana
In an Op-Ed yesterday, the National Catholic Reporter, a major independent Catholic newspaper, detailed a compelling critique of San Francisco Archbishop Salvator Cordileone's involvement in the March for Marriage rally last Thursday in Washington, DC, where hundreds rallied against marriage equality before marching to the Supreme Court. The poignant editorial was an important step uplifting the voices of lay Catholics who understand and advocate for marriage equality in the context of their faith.
A federal appeals court has ordered that the state of Indiana must recognize the marriage, performed out of state, of Amy Sandler and Nikole Quasney. The two were married in Massachusetts last year. Quasney has been battling stage four ovarian cancer since 2009.
Judge rules that Kentucky's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
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Susan Collins, senior U.S. Senator from Maine, announced her support for marriage equality yesterday.
It was one year ago today that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in the case of the United States vs. Windsor.