Although gay marriage seems to be on an upward spiral, a judge has ruled that same-sex couples in Puerto Rico will not be given the right to legally tie the knot… for now anyway.
Wyoming became the 32nd state to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday when legislators filed a legal notice refusing to defend the recently overturned gay marriage ban.
City officials in Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho are telling pastors they must performance marriages for gay couples, or they will be fined and thrown in jail. That’s because the city has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation, and now Christian pastors must uphold the city’s policy since a judge recently declared Idaho’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.
The Catholic Church can’t seem to agree on where they stand when it comes to gay rights. Catholic bishops wrapped up what turned out to be a tense, two-week synod in Rome on Saturday without reaching an agreement on how the church feels about gays and lesbians.
In an interim report released on Monday (about half-way through the meeting) that seems like Catholics had evolved on gay rights and were starting to understand gay relationship a bit more. That paper praised the “gifts” gays and lesbians offer the church and acknowledged the “precious support” same-sex partners give to one other without endorsing gay marriage.