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Harrison advises pastors on same-sex marriage decision

As the Supreme Court prepares its decision on the legality of same-sex marriage, the Synod’s president writes to pastors, sharing his thoughts about how that decision could affect them.

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Texas takes defiant stance as gay-marriage decision looms

As the U.S. Supreme Court decides the legality of same-sex marriage, Texas lawmakers are considering at least five bills designed to block same-sex marriages.

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Supreme Court upholds religious rights of prisoners

The court came down on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by Arkansas prison officials.

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Gay marriage hits major bump in federal appeals court

The same-sex marriage movement loses its first major case in a federal appeals court Nov. 6 after a lengthy string of victories.

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County commissioners: Atheists may not pray

County commissioners in Florida are testing a Supreme Court decision by banning atheists from delivering an invocation before local public meetings.

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Utah asks Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriage recognition



If the high court declines to intervene, same-sex marriages performed in Utah during the brief window when such unions were legal will be eligible for spousal benefits on July 21.

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