Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide - UPDATED

The U.S. Supreme Court transformed the legal definition of marriage Friday (June 26), legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled states must recognize marriages between people of the same sex, providing a new definition throughout the country to an institution created by God as a covenant between a man and a woman.

Southern Baptist leaders expressed their dismay at the opinion, as well as their encouragement for the church to respond with courage and compassion. Keep reading

Also see
5-4 marriage decision: Christians 'will stand fast'
Here's What Supreme Court Says about Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom
Same-Sex Marriage is now the Law of the (U.S.) Land: What Now for Christians?
Six Things To Do after the Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage
Same Sex Marriage Is Legal: How Pastors are Responding in this Crucial Moment
Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage
The Most Popular Bible Verses for Debating Gay Marriage
US Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide
Gay marriage is legal in the US: Try not to worry
Supreme Court Says States Must Recognize Gay Marriage
Supreme Court Marriage Ruling 'Fashion Over Law'
Religious Conservatives Will Be Vilified and Marginalized, Lose Their Religious Freedom, Justices Warn in Gay Marriage Dissenting Opinions
Gov't Cannot Bestow Dignity, 'Slaves Did Not Lose Their Dignity,' Thomas Says in Gay Marriage Dissent
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Will Harm Religious Freedom, Marginalize Biblical Worldview, Russell Moore, Tony Perkins, Samuel Rodriguez Warn
Robert George Discusses Same-Sex Marriage and Its Social Consequences
Due to the large number of articles in reaction to the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage, I am going to post additional articles in tomorrow's issue of Anglicans Ablaze. I  will try to post the articles that have the most useful content for Christians dealing with the effects of this decision.

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