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    Entries in Marriage Equality (3)

    Friday
    Nov092012

    Faith leaders on both sides of Maryland’s same-sex marriage legislation take stock

    The Washington Post - November 9, 2012

    For months, the Rev. Delman Coates, 39, pastor of the Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, led the coalition of religious leaders in support of the Marriage Equality Bill in Maryland. Meanwhile, the Rev. Derrick McCoy, associate pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, led the effort to overturn the law through the Maryland Marriage Alliance.

    After Maryland’s same-sex marriage law was approved by voters on Tuesday, staff writer Hamil R. Harris interviewed both men. [Read Full Story]

    Wednesday
    Nov072012

    Same-Sex Marriage Wins on the Ballot for the First Time in American History

    By Ashley Fetters, The Atlantic - November 7, 2012

    It was a pretty good night for marriage equality.

    In this year's general election, four states' ballots offered voters an opportunity to weigh in on marriage rights for same-sex couples. In three states, voters held the power to legalize same-sex marriage: Maryland voters chose between adopting or rejecting a new law permitting same-sex marriage, Maine voted on whether to overturn or ratify a 2009 measure that prohibited same-sex marriages, and Washington's vote was between endorsing or precluding a law similar to Maryland's that would make same-sex marriage legal and available. Minnesota, meanwhile, voted on whether to adopt a constitutional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. [Read Full Story]

    Friday
    Oct192012

    Catholic Church donating unprecedented funds to stop gay marriage

    By Carrie Mihalcik, Current.com - October 19, 2012

    What ever happened to love thy neighbor?

    The Catholic Church is pouring unprecedented funds into campaigns fighting marriage equality in the four states where the issue is on the ballot — Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington.

    Both the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal organization within the church, have spent at least $1.1 million fighting marriage equality in these states, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign. Public filings show that dioceses from across the country are sending money to anti-equality organizations in the states. [Read Full Story]