Denmark to Force State Churches to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

same sex coupleCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

While the Vatican claims it does not yet affect Catholic churches, a new law passed by the Danish parliament will force all churches to conduct gay marriages on their premises; priests can refuse to conduct the ceremonies, but they cannot stop them from taking place in their sanctuaries.

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Citizens to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Opt-Out

same sex wedding cakeAs more and more states rush to legalize same-sex marriage, concerned citizens in Oregon who fear being forced into providing services for unions that violate their religious beliefs are pushing for the passage of a new “opt out” law that will protect their rights to disagree without fear of being sued for discrimination.

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