A day after a federal court struck down bans against gay marriage in the states of Nevada and Idaho, sparking celebration in the gay community, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked that ruling Wednesday morning.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Justice Kennedy made the order an hour after Idaho filed an emergency request seeking an immediate stay of the federal court ruling that would have required the state to start issuing same-sex marriage license about 10 minutes after their request was filed.
Nevada was also expected to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses later Wednesday. more >>
This loving man Christian wanted to do something super special for the love of his life. His girlfriend Jennifer was definitely never expecting this when she went to the grocery store.
Christian set up a flash mob and a surprise proposal to her during the flash mob. He also staged a surprise wedding! They got married in front of complete strangers at a shopping center and couldn't be any happier.
Watch this epic flash mob below: more >>
Monday's unexpected Supreme Court ruling not to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage is expected to eventually bring the number of states where gay marriage is legal to 30 as lower court rulings in support of the practice are allowed to stand.
Conservative groups criticized the Court's decision for letting stand lower court decisions that overturned state-level marriage laws approved by voters in those states.
Prior to Monday's decision, 19 states and Washington, D.C., permitted same-sex marriages. Highlighting the national picture on same-sex marriage, USA Today noted that the Supreme Court's decision on Monday left in place lower court rulings legalizing gay marriage in 11 additional states. more >>
In my previous post, I looked at different ways the Enemy attacks the family of a pastor. Among those ways was pastors who have affairs.
Too many families of pastors are torn apart because of these affairs. And too many churches are left reeling with the consequences in their own congregations.
What can a pastor do to affair-proof his marriage? I've had the opportunity to talk with a number of pastors whose marriages seem to be healthy. They are certainly long lived; the most recently married of the pastors to whom I spoke has been married 31 years. The longest marriage in my sample group was 41 years. more >>
An agreement has been reached regarding a formal complaint leveled against 36 United Methodist clergy and leaders who blessed a gay wedding in defiance of official church rules.
Last week, the UMC Eastern Pennsylvania Conference announced a "Just Resolution" made between the 36 clergy and leaders and the complainant.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear appeals from five states of appellate court rulings striking down state marriage laws.
The decision to not hear the cases, for now, means that Virginia, Wisconsin and Utah will begin recognizing marriages of two people of the same gender. Since the appeals courts for those states cover other states, the decision could mean that an additional six states may be required to recognize same-sex marriages, even if the voters or elected bodies of those states chose to define civil marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.
The Court was petitioned by both traditional marriage supporters and same-sex marriage supporters to hear the cases. more >>