Marriage Equality

October 25, 2012

LGBT Religion News Summary: Spirit Day, 'Religious Liberty,' and Marriage Equality in the Upcoming Election

GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. Jennifer Knapp is still singing, the Torah still supports marriage equality, and LGBT Muslims make the case for relationships. And the number of LGBT Christians in New York City might surprise you.

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October 24, 2012

Social Media Helps Show Why Marriage Equality Matters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington

As November 6 approaches, advocates for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington are working hard to ensure that ballot questions that would legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples pass, while supporters in Minnesota work hard to ensure that inequality is not enshrined in their state constitution in the form of a ban on marriage equality. Social media is playing a major role in the campaigns in the four states, with several ads being produced. However, videos are also being shared across social media platforms to motivate supporters and voters. We’ll list a sampling of them
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Join GLAAD at "Question One" Screening

GLAAD invites its members and friends for a special faith-based screening of the powerful new documentary on the battle for same-sex marriage, "Question One”, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm at The Chelsea Clearview Theatre in New York City.

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October 18, 2012

Believe Out Loud Launches 'Paint America in Rainbows' on #SpiritDay

On Spirit Day, as we are surrounded by a sea of purple, ballot questions about marriage equality to be voted on until November 6 may seem a ways off, but marriage equality and bullying are two sides of the same coin. Believe Out Loud chose Spirit Day to launch their latest campaign, Paint America in Rainbows.

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Does Religious Liberty Mean Bullying Your Own Flock of Believers?

When the issue of marriage equality is raised, one of the most common objections raised by the anti-LGBT crowd – and one of the most ironic - is that it will violate religious liberty. What is not being shared in these fear mongering speeches is that much of the public's support for LGBT people actually comes from within the religious communities.

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Nordstrom Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

The Nordstrom chain of clothing stores has come out in support of Referendum 74 in Washington, which will grant marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples in the state. They distributed their decision to in a company-wide memo.

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NY Times profiles Frank Schubert; here's what they skipped

The New York Times published a profile of anti-gay campaign architect Frank Schubert, but it fails to hold him accountable for the speech and actions of those he has tasked with carrying out his campaigns.

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Religion News Summary: Bishop Brouhaha, Black Pastors Speaking Out, and Getting into the Spirit of Spirit Day

Read what happens when bishops disagree on marriage equality, when African-American pastors speak up, and when clergy get involved in marriage equality campaigns. All in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.

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Social Outreach Seattle Asks Washingtonians to Approve Marriage Equality

In addition to music videos and campaign ads that highlight faith, YouTube also has even more videos promoting marriage equality in Washington State. Social Outreach Seattle has begun releasing campaign ads urging Washington voters to approve Referendum 74, which would ensure marriage equality in the state.
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