Tag: marriage equality

Ohio bill would protect ministers from marrying same-sex couples

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill in the Ohio state legislature would put into law that ministers wouldn’t have to perform marriages for same-sex couples. From 13 ABC in Columbus: The “Ohio Pastor Protection Act ” would stipulate that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society isn’t subject to civil or criminal liability for denying…

Another Roncalli counselor could be fired for have a same-sex relationship

INDIANAPOLIS — Another guidance counselor at Roncalli has said the Indianapolis Catholic high school is discriminating against her for being a lesbian. Indianapolis television station RTV6 reported on Friday that Lynn Starkey, co-director of guidance at Roncalli, filed a charge of discrimination with the city’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday, alleging “discrimination and hostile work…

Episcopal Chruch to allow same-sex weddings in all churches

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Episcopal Church voted to permit same-sex couples at all of their congregation as they wrapped up their General Convention. The Tennessean reported that the church had the vote on Friday. From The Tennessean: The General Convention, which wrapped up its triennial meeting in Austin, Texas, on Friday, passed a resolution with overwhelming…

Man denied marriage license by Kim Davis loses primary

MOREHEAD, Ky. — David Ermold, who was denied a marriage license by Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, lost the Democratic primary by more than 1,000 votes Tuesday evening, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Ermold rasid more than $200,000, but lost to Elwood Caudill, Jr., a 20-year employee of the county’s Property Valuation Administrator office and fourth generation…