gay marriage http://apr.org en Mom Intervenes in Suit Over Same-Sex Marriage http://apr.org/post/mom-intervenes-suit-over-same-sex-marriage The mother of an accident victim is now involved in a federal lawsuit filed by his same-sex partner, who is trying to overturn Alabama's ban on gay marriage. A federal judge in Montgomery says Pat Fancher can intervene in a lawsuit filed after the death of 53-year-old David Fancher. Fancher's longtime partner, Paul Hard, sued in December. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:33:13 +0000 Associated Press 49595 at http://apr.org Mom Intervenes in Suit Over Same-Sex Marriage Methodist Bishop Cited For Gay Wedding In Alabama http://apr.org/post/methodist-bishop-cited-gay-wedding-alabama <p></p><p>A retired United Methodist bishop is facing formal complaints over a gay wedding he performed in Alabama.</p><p>A church statement says complaints have been filed against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, who conducted the wedding ceremony for two men in October. The statement says Talbert is accused of violating his "sacred trust" as a bishop by performing the ceremony.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 The Associated Press 48444 at http://apr.org Methodist Bishop Cited For Gay Wedding In Alabama Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Policy on Same-Sex Marriage http://apr.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-alabama-policy-same-sex-marriage A gay man whose husband was killed in a car accident is filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama laws that prohibit the recognition of his marriage, which was legally performed in Massachusetts. The lawsuit in Montgomery federal court seeks to overturn Alabama's bans on the recognition of same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Plaintiff Paul Hard and David Fancher, both of Montgomery, were married in 2011. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:34 +0000 Associated Press 46800 at http://apr.org Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Policy on Same-Sex Marriage Roy Moore Joins Fight Against Gay Marriage http://apr.org/post/roy-moore-joins-fight-against-gay-marriage <p>Known for fighting to display the Ten Commandments in his state's judicial building, Alabama's chief justice is jumping into the national gay marriage debate. Roy Moore has sent letters to all 50 governors urging them to get their legislatures to call for a convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing only unions between one man and one woman. Moore says the country's moral foundation is under attack, and a state-initiated convention under Article V of the Constitution is the only way to stop it. An Article V convention has never been held. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:35:50 +0000 Associated Press 46368 at http://apr.org Roy Moore Joins Fight Against Gay Marriage College Republican Upsets Some Older GOP Members http://apr.org/post/college-republican-upsets-some-older-gop-members <p></p><p>A college Republican leader has upset some older Republicans in Alabama by supporting gay marriage.</p><p>The chairwoman of the College Republican Federation of Alabama, Stephanie Petelos, spoke in favor of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:30:59 +0000 The Associated Press 36605 at http://apr.org College Republican Upsets Some Older GOP Members Ala GOP Says Gay Marriage Case Hurts State Taxpayers http://apr.org/post/ala-gop-says-gay-marriage-case-hurts-state-taxpayers <p>The chairman of the Alabama Republican Party says U.S. Supreme Court decisions favoring gay marriage are an affront to Christian principles and hurt taxpayers.</p><p>GOP chair Bill Armistead says Alabama taxpayers will now "be on the hook" for funding federal benefits to homosexual couples even though a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act only affects states where gay marriage is legal.</p><p>Armistead says the United States was founded on Christian values, and he says the Bible is clear that marriage can only between heterosexual couples.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:48:05 +0000 The Associated Press 33062 at http://apr.org Ala GOP Says Gay Marriage Case Hurts State Taxpayers Moore Says Churches Silenced By Political Correctness http://apr.org/post/moore-says-churches-silenced-political-correctness <P>Republican chief justice candidate Roy Moore says the church has been silenced by political correctness. Moore spoke Tuesday at a rally on the state Capitol steps.</P> <P>It was organized by several ministers concerned about President Obama's views on same-sex marriage and abortion.</P> <P>Moore said America is in a time of moral decay and is seeing an attack on the institution of marriage. He said he's tired of hearing politicians say let's get down to the real issues because marriage and abortion are real issues.</P> <P>About 200 people attended the event. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:15:24 +0000 The Associated Press 19019 at http://apr.org Moore Says Churches Silenced By Political Correctness Moore Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Be Nation's Downfall http://apr.org/post/moore-says-same-sex-marriage-will-be-nations-downfall Alabama Supreme Court candidate Roy Moore says same-sex marriage will lead to the "ultimate destruction" of America. The Republican nominee for chief justice made his comments during a Tea Party rally in Fort Payne on Saturday. Moore says same-sex marriage will lead to the nation's demise because it attacks the nation's foundation. Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:08:09 +0000 The Associated Press 18930 at http://apr.org Moore Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Be Nation's Downfall Alabama Bishop Won't Allow Blessing of Gay Unions http://apr.org/post/alabama-bishop-wont-allow-blessing-gay-unions <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) &mdash;</p><p>An Episcopal bishop in Alabama says he won&#39;t allow priests in his diocese to bless same-sex unions for the time being.</p><p>Bishop Kee Sloan voted in favor of creating a new blessing for same-sex couples in July during a national convention of the Episcopal Church. Sloan&#39;s diocese is part of the larger Episcopal denomination, which claims roughly 2 million members.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:37:02 +0000 Associated Press 14990 at http://apr.org Alabama Bishop Won't Allow Blessing of Gay Unions