A national Christian campus organization is suing a California law school for not funding the religious group because it will not accept members of the gay and lesbian community in voting and leadership roles.
In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the U.S. Supreme Court heard from the Christian Legal Society chapter at the University of California Hastings College of the Law on Monday in a case that brings rights for gay and lesbian people in campus organizations to the forefront.
A preschooler at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Boulder, Colo., wonâ€™t be allowed to attend kindergarten there next fall because her parents are lesbians, according to ABC 7 News in Denver.
The Catholic Church teaches that marriage "can only occur between a man and a woman," Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput said in a statement.
"For weeks the Archbishop of Canterbury has been silent as the Ugandan legislature considers making homosexuality a crime punishable by death. Lambeth Palace has let it be known that it was working behind the scenes to influence the situation because public confrontation would be counterproductive and disrespectful. Yet the election of the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, a remarkably qualified gay woman as a suffragan bishop of Los Angeles, incited the Archbishop's immediate statement of alarm, implying there would be grave consequences unless bishops and standing committees in the Episcopal Church refused to consent to her election.
As Westview Community Church set to offer its second session of the Living Waters program, which offers homosexual individuals counseling to become straight, Manhattan finds itself in a debate over whether such a program should be offered. Aside from conflicting religious views, therapists and others disagree about whether the program works and if providing such a service would only confuse and damage people seeking help.
The heavy involvement of the Catholic Church in Maineâ€™s marriage equality struggle brought criticism and questions about the Catholic clergy crossing the line between church and state. The church there created a PAC to funnel money--more than half a million dollars--to the anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine; voters in Maine narrowly approved a measure that rescinded marriage rights for gay and lesbian families there, in a ballot-box rights drama that echoed the repeal a year ago of marriage rights for gay and lesbian Californians.
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