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Baptizing children of gay couples — new battleground?

Despite campaigns against same-sex marriage, Catholic leaders have avoided doing anything to block gay couples from having their children baptized.

Pope: Traditional marriage an icon of God’s love

Pope Francis stresses the importance of marriage between a man and a woman at his general audience at the Vatican on April 2.

Denver Mennonites take first step toward gay ordination

A Denver congregation of Mennonites licenses the first lesbian in a committed same-sex relationship.

Methodist bishops asked to charge one of their own for gay wedding

The United Methodist Church calls for charging retired Bishop Melvin Talbert with presiding at the Oct. 26 wedding of two men, which the church forbids.

Conservatives vow suit over N.J. gay conversion law

Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation from gay to straight under a bill signed Aug. 19 by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

ELCA Lutherans elect first openly gay bishop

The Chicago-based Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California.

LCMS joins call for Boy Scouts to reject policy change

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison expresses concerns about a possible policy change to end the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.