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Marriage – History or Mystery? by Sally M. Masters

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Northampton Pride and the 2nd anniversary of the legal recognition of same sex marriage in Massachusetts this year, history has been at the forefront of my mind. Several thousand same sex couples have married in Massachusetts over the past two years, and life is only better for the…

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Same Sex Marriage Discrimination Guide

Table of Contents Common discriminatory behavior Faith/religious related discrimination Employment discrimination Same sex blood and donation Housing Conjugal rights Medical care rights Military service Parental rights Hate crimes Prevention and protection against same sex discrimination What do you do if you feel you’re a victim of discrimination?

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Same Sex Marriage Discrimination

Same Sex Marriage Discrimination Guide Table of Contents Common discriminatory behavior Faith/religious related discrimination Employment discrimination Same sex blood and donation Housing Conjugal rights Medical care rights Military service Parental rights Hate crimes Prevention and protection against same sex discrimination What do you do if you feel you’re a victim of discrimination?

Crossing Lines – One Person’s Thoughts About Same-Sex Blessings

We all grow up being taught the conventional wisdom of our surroundings. I never knew anyone whom I could identify as being a homosexual until I was in college — nice people didn’t talk about that. On the other hand, early on I learned the language of ridicule. There was a boy in our neighborhood…

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Biblical Marriage: A Bad Source For Debate

Note: The son of two Lutheran pastors, Vaughn Roste is a Canadian who has worshipped and worked in Episcopalian, Presbyterian, United and Christian Reformed Churches, but his current employment is teaching at a United Methodist College. He has visited five continents and lived on four of them, holds three degrees in two different areas (theology…

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Same Sex Marriage Miscellaneous

Gender Neutral Washroom Signs May 26, 2017 – Countries (nationwide or in some parts) that now legally recognize same-sex marriage are: Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay. Note that this…

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Justice = Civil Marriage Equality

by Christopher Hubble – July 7, 2004 “The union of a man and a woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith … Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society,” ~ President George W….

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What Is A Biblical Marriage? (by Brother Lawrence Damien)

Dear family, We have been told that the Bible defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Therefore any other kind of marriage is wrong, including same sex marriages. However, is that what the Bible really says? Is the Bible open to more than one type of marriage? If so, how many types of…

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In Defense of Biblical Marriage (Satire)

by Cindy Scott The Presidential Prayer Team is currently urging us to: “Pray for the President as he seeks wisdom on how to legally codify the definition of marriage. Pray that it will be according to Biblical principles. With many forces insisting on variant definitions of marriage, pray that God’s Word and His standards will…

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Church of Scotland Expected to Move Towards Gay Marriage

May 21, 2017 – Scotland is moving towards being the country in the UK with most liberal Christian practice on gay marriage with the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church both taking steps in this direction in the near future. On Thursday the Church of Scotland is expected to back same-sex marriage in…

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Attorney and Plaintiff in the First Same Sex Marriage Lawsuit of the Modern Gay Rights Movement

by Craig Dean Perhaps no topic stirs the imagination as the legalization of same-sex marriage. In this veritable minefield of tradition versus progress, twenty years ago attorney Craig Dean filed the first discrimination suit to legalize same-sex marriage in over forty years when his marriage license application to his partner was denied by the District…

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Church Recognizes Gay Pastor’s Union

GLENN DALE – A church pastor and a Web page designer yesterday got as close to marriage as two same-sex Episcopalians can in Maryland. During a service led by the Right Rev. John Bryson Chane, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the 12-year relationship between the Rev. Michael Warren Hopkins and John Clinton Bradley…

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Statement on Same-Sex Marriage

CALGARY – Yesterday the Liberal government introduced their much-awaited marriage legislation. The decision I have come to has been a difficult one. I have spoken to many hundreds in my riding of Calgary Centre-North. I have met with many community leaders including religious leaders from Calgary and representatives of the gay community. I have held…

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The State’s Role in Marriage (Part 1)

A possible Conservative victory in the upcoming federal election could mean social policies favouring a traditional “family” ideology: Where men are men and women are housewives and sexual and reproductive freedom is set back half a century. It’s an outcome too depressing to be worth discussion. Instead, I want to talk about one aspect of…

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The State’s Role in Marriage (Part 2)

Read Part 1 of this article. Today, as Canadians (or at least those of us who vote) are choosing our government for the next five years, I want to recall the words of a former national leader. On Dec. 22, 1967, defending the decriminalization of homosexual behaviour, Pierre Elliott Trudeau opined that “The state has…

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Same-Sex Marriage: A Call For Intense Dialogue

In the present ongoing discussion about same-sex marriages, the one thing that seems to be missing within the Roman Catholic Church and within our country, is a dialogue among people who respect one another. And for me, as your pastor, it is much easier to remain silent, than to take up the challenge to use…