At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting this June 14-21 in Detroit, commissioners will vote on a constitutional amendment that could allow for marriage equality within the denomination. In addition, the assembly will consider a resolution that would prevent Presbyterian ministers who officiate same-sex marriages from facing discipline.
Last Friday, North Dakota became the final state to file a lawsuit that challenges the ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
Indisputably, change is a constant force that ceaselessly shapes us as a society: Change makes the tides rise and the leaves turn color; Change brings life into the world and it takes life away. It freed the slaves in our country and gave women the right to vote. And, pretty soon, change will bring marriage equality to all couples.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch predicted in a Wednesday radio interview that marriage equality will become "the law of the land," though he personally does not believe "that's the right way to go."
The Washington Post has reported the United States' Census Bureau will start counting LGBT couples who are married as families.
Leonardo Steiner just became one of the first national leaders of Catholicism to publicly support civil unions.
Let the marriages begin!