Tag Archives: Gender & Sexuality

Should same-sex marriage be legalized in Washington?

Washington could be the seventh state (plus D.C.) to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill is moving steadily through the state legislature and is backed byGov. Chris Gregoire. Some religious groups are hoping to stall the bill, including the state's four Catholic bishops who are urging parishioners to contact their legislatures …

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Vatican launches Catholic home for U.S. Episcopalians

American Episcopalians upset with their denomination's acceptance of gay and female clergy can now convert to the Roman Catholic Church while keeping many cherished traditions in a special new U.S. diocese that was established on Sunday (Jan. 1) by Pope Benedict XVI.   The Houston-based diocese, called the Personal Ordinariate …

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The Sanctity of Equality

As activists in Washington are gearing up to take another go at getting a marriage equality bill on the state ballot, perhaps we should all begin reconsidering the meaning of the word “sanctity.” In 2004, President George W. Bush made what he called, “the sanctity of marriage,” a major reelection …

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Judy Shepard to gay community: Tell your stories

  Silence is what killed Matthew Shepard. Mine. Yours. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson may have been the ones who tied him to a post and beat him into a coma, but Judy Shepard (Matthew's mother) said society's silence was the biggestperpetrator. That's why she spoke at Whitworth University Thursday …

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