The decision follows years of efforts by activists and civil rights groups in a contentious battle for legal changes regarding the rights of gay couples in America.
“I do not think a lot of pastors and Christian schools are going to have a choice”, the a ex- governor of Arkansas and Baptist minister said on ABC’s This Week.
Metro Manila, Philippines (Reuters) – More than 500 people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community held a parade in Manila on Saturday (June 27) to campaign for gender equality a day after the USA Supreme Court allowed the legalization of gay marriage.
Across the South, conservative attorneys general, judges, and governors are holding out against issuing marriage proclamations to same-sex couples, citing principles of religious liberty and states’ rights while waiting for a federal court to explicitly order them to issue marriage licenses. Theo Stroomer/Getty Images Mike Huckabee promises he’ll put up a Nativity scene on the White House lawn should he become president.
“People still get singled out for discrimination”, she said in the interview taped on Friday.
With frustration. The Sutherland Institute in Utah said the decision shows a growing opinion among government and “other elites” that adult interests are more important than the well-being of children, who they believe are much better off raised by opposite-sex couples.
“My view of marriage is based on my Christian faith … my views on marriage aren’t evolving with the polls”, he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”.
Walker has long opposed same-sex marriage.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has called for a constitutional amendment to undo the marriage ruling, didn’t mention the ruling in his remarks late Saturday.
“No other person will learn at the most painful moment of married life, the death of a spouse, that their lawful marriage will be disregarded by the state”, Jim said.
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“If I’m president of the United States, here’s what would happen”, Graham said.
“It’s everything I ever wanted, this is my soul mate, I could not have asked for anything more”, Crigler said.
Florida’s ban on gay marriage has had harsh consequences. Marco Rubio, adding that he believes in traditional marriage.
John Lewis and Stewart Gaffney were there in 2004, and there were the original plaintiffs in the State Supreme Court case against Prop 8.
Republican presidential candidates took to social media to criticize the decision. “What if you’re a photographer and you don’t want to perform your service for a same sex wedding because of your own moral beliefs, what are we going to do there?”
“These decisions need to be made in the states”, said Perry, who noted that his states’ rights plank extends even to Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana in defiance of federal drug law.