Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

BRIEF: Community of Christ recommends ordination of gay people, same-sex marriage

At last month's USA National Conference of the Community of Christ policy changes were recommended that would allow for the ordination of gay people and marriages or covenant commitment services of gay couples.

At the conference, which was held in Kansas City and attracted about 2,000 people, it was recommended that the sacrament of marriage be offered to people wanting a committed relationship, regardless of sexuality, in states where same sex marriage is legal.

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Ref. 74 in the lead, but “too soon to tell”

It’s not official yet, but with the looks of things there could be lots of wedding bells sounding on Dec. 9 — the day same-sex marriage certificates can formally be signed in Washington State.
As of midnight, with half of the expected ballots turned in, Referendum 74 was passing with 52 percent of the vote, according to the Washington Secretary of State.

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Clergy, lay people counter Santorum visit with Rally for Love demonstration

Member’s of Spokane’s progressive faith community gathered outside Double Tree Hotel on Tuesday to show their support for Referendum 74, while Rick Santorum spoke against gay marriage at a ticketed lunch inside.

About 15 clergy and 40 lay people came together to demonstrate, through Rally For Love, that not all people of faith agree with Santorum’s views on family and marriage.

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Spokane leaders discuss gay marriage

This week Rotary Club 21 in downtown Spokane hosted a “leadership dialogue” featuring Bishop Blase Cupich, of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane and Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. The topic was referendum 74 dealing with marriage equality.

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