The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest church to approved marriages for same-sex couples. The Presbyterian Church, USA now holds that marriage is between “two persons” rather than “a man and a woman.”
Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Department of Justice will be filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing statewide bans on marriage equality as a violation of equal protection.
On Tuesday, clergy and faith leaders from across the state will gather at the Texas Capitol to issue calls – rooted in faith and Texas values – for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Alabama’s request to extend a stay in two federal court rulings in favor of the freedom to marry. This means that the stay will expire on February 9th and same-sex couples in Alabama will subsequently be able to marry.