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.
The new Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island has shared his support for marriage equality, as that state is considering such legislation. According to the Rhode Island Future, Bishop Nicholas Knisely supports marriage equality, and will change a diocesan policy to allow priests to bless same-gender couples.
Illinois Bishop Sally Dyck spoke out today in support of marriage equality, just as her state is expected to address a bill on the issue.
Now that both Washington DC and Maryland have both legalized marriage for all loving couples, the National Cathedral, which is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, will perform weddings for gay and lesbian couples. The marriage rite for LGBT members was adopted by the Episcopal Church in 2012, though individual congregations can choose whether or not to implement it.
Welcome to the first LGBT Religion News Summary of 2013! See what's new, and what has stayed the same.
Who is anti-LGBT activist Linda Jernigan, and what does she believe? Let's examine.
When marriage equality went into effect on December 29 in Maine, HooplaHa.com asked 13 newlywed same-sex couples to describe each other with one word. See what they came up with!
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is getting much media attention for a letter to parishioners in which he condemns civil marriage equality for same-gender couples in the state of Illinois. But there's another element to this story that deserves the same amount of media attention.