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National Cathedral to conduct same-sex marriages

National Cathedral has announced it will begin conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies, “effective immediately.” Contrary to popular belief, the National Cathedral receives no government funding (in fact, it’s proper name is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and … Continue reading

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Podcast #75 – Can Atheists Hold Office in NC?

Cecil Bothwell has just been elected to the city council of Asheville, North Carolina.  He happens to be an atheist.  The North Carolina state constitution bars atheists from holding elected office.  (For what it’s worth, seven other states still have … Continue reading

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Hey Maine: WTF?

Voters in Maine have repealed a state law legalizing same-sex marriage.  With 87% of precincts counted, 53% of Mainers want to keep marriage between one man and one woman.  This comes as Republicans won handily in gubernatorial races in New … Continue reading

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Mass. sues US over gay marriage

This is an interesting development.  Massachusetts (one of the few states thus far to legalize same-sex marriage) has sued the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act, in which Congress defines marriage as only between a man and a … Continue reading

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Maine OKs gay marriage

Don’t tell David Driscoll (’cause then we’d never hear the end of it), but Maine just became the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.  Go Maine!  (No word yet on the longstanding proposal on man-lobster marriage.)

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