This is a debugging block
Beginning tonight and continuing throughout next week, viewers across the Chicagoland area will get a chance to watch
Illinois state senate approved a marriage equality bill on Valentine's Day, which now moves to the House. While IL media quoted lots of anti-gay voices of faith, very few pro-gay voices of faith were given a platform.
The Advocate published a Valentine's Day op-ed that featured a bi-national same-sex couple, one of 35,000 in the US, who constantly fear being ripped apart by DOMA.
Oregon United for Marriage Equality has submitted the "Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative," which aims to put marriage equality on the ballot in 2014.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with a local news and politics show, to discuss his support for marriage equality. Mayor Reed has only recently endorsed full marriage equality, previously having only supported civil unions. In so doing, Mayor Reed tells the story of his own personal evolution on marriage equality.
It was reported earlier this week that a top Vatican official voiced support for gay and lesbian couples. Yesterday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, backtracked from that statement, and blamed the media for "derailing" his words.
Despite objections by the newly-installed Archbishop of Canterbury, the United Kingdom's House of Commons has voted to approve marriage equality.
Huffpost Live host Marc Lamont Hill hosts panel tackles the topic: "Is Gay the New Black."
Jim Nabors, the star of the ‘60s hit TV shows "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," married his partner of 38 years this month in Seattle, Washington.
This week's religion news summary features the potential lift of the ban on gay participants in the Boy Scouts of America, important steps toward equality among religious communities, and the return of Ru.