Attorney General Martha Coakley is arguing that Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination law should apply in the case of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would host gay weddings.
A MassEquality official said Saturday a group of gay military veterans can march under its banner as part of a deal brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. But marchers from the gay-rights group would not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.
Social change tends to come slowly, even in a supposedly ultra-liberal place like Massachusetts.
Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling over same-sex marriage rights to the Justice Department.
United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who officiated his son’s gay wedding in Massachusetts, a move seen as contradictory to the denomination’s beliefs.
In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it, with Illinois poised to become the 16th in a few days.
A United Methodist minister is facing a church trial for officiating his son’s same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon, Pennsylvania could be suspended, reprimanded, or lose his career because he performed the […]
The Texas Supreme Court says it will consider whether the state has jurisdiction over same-sex divorces and the constitutionality of Texas laws banning same-sex marriage.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps Thursday evening following a final 56-15 vote in the House. The first weddings will take place Aug. 1, when the law takes effect.
The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage