Reuters: Governor-elect to remove clerk names from Kentucky marriage licenses

Steve Bittenbender | Reuters (United States) Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin said on Friday that when he takes office in December he will order changes to the state marriage license form …Continue reading »

Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon Apostle Slams Kim Davis’ Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

Peggy Fletcher Stack | Salt Lake Tribune/Religion News Service (United States) SALT LAKE CITY — Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, cannot use her Christian faith as a justification …Continue reading »

Paraná Online: Marina: ‘Tenho minhas convicções religiosas, mas vivemos em Estado laico’

Paraná Online (Brasil) A ex-candidata presidencial Marina Silva, da Rede Sustentabilidade, afirmou que os direitos civis precisam ser respeitados, ao ser questionada sobre direitos LGBT em uma palestra na capital …Continue reading »

Slate: A Woman’s Right to Know

Dahlia Lithwick | Slate (United States) The U.S. Supreme Court has long been signaling an almost infinite tolerance for claims that religious freedom and the freedom of speech—especially when combined—can …Continue reading »

AP: Judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

Jay Reeves | Associated Press (United States) As Alabama’s all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law …Continue reading »

HuffPo: Can Indiana Compromise On LGBT Rights, Religious Liberty?

Stephanie Wang | USA Today/Religion News Service (United States) The “Utah compromise” was hailed by some as a groundbreaking balance of religious liberty and LGBT rights. But now, as Indiana …Continue reading »

RNS: Kim Davis “audience” with pope backfires

Mark Silk | Religion News Service (United States) So the Vatican now says Pope Francis didn’t give a “real audience” to Kim Davis but did give one to a gay …Continue reading »

Leader-Post: Fingas: Leveraging bigotry for quick political gains

Greg Fingas | The Leader-Post (Canada) A small number of Canadian women wear a niqab, a veil that covers the face except for the eyes in keeping with the Muslim …Continue reading »

Reuters: Pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk divides public after U.S. visit

Alex Dobuzinskis and Philip Pullella | Reuters (United States) A Kentucky county clerk who had been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples secretly met Pope Francis …Continue reading »

Calgary Herald: Opinion: The hypocrisy of Canada’s anti-blasphemy law

Derek James From | Calgary Herald (Canada) It’s been 10 years since the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the now notorious cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were republished by …Continue reading »

Reuters: Govt. workers have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

Philip Pullella | Reuters (United States) Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a “human right” to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, …Continue reading »