The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
Tech companies strutted their pride Sunday as Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Uber and hundreds other high-tech employees came out in full force for the 45th Annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco.
During an epic week in America that saw same sex couple gain equal rights to marriage on the eve of Pride weekend, and an epic week in music as the Grateful Dead play their final concerts with a show Saturday night and again Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, fans couldn’t help but embrace a rainbow over the concert as a sign of the late Jerry Garcia looking down on them, and celebrating pride.
California Newspaper Saturday Editions Go Big With Same-Sex Marriage But Red Bluff Paper’s Front Page Ignores History
Most California newspapers, as well as those around the nation, played the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage high on their Saturday edition front pages — not so in Red Bluff.
Justice Antonin Scalia had some choice words in his dissenting opinion on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. And the Internet was quick to respond. (Via 997[NOW!])
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had some choice words to include in his dissent on the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Gay rights supporters cheered, danced and wept outside the court when the decision was announced. Here in California, liberal politicians took to Twitter to celebrate the momentous news.
The man often credited with putting the same-sex marriage debate on the front burner seemed to express relief and gratitude that same-sex marriage equality is now the law of the land in the United States.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies
the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,
and family. In forming a marital union, two people become
something greater than once they were. As some of
the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
would misunderstand these men and women to say they
disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right