Indeed, during the April 28 oral arguments in the case, Obergefell v. Hodges , most of the justices asked about or commented on this issue. Justice Samuel Alito drew a possible parallel with Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian institution that lost its nonprofit, tax-exempt status in as a result of its policy banning interracial marriage and dating. Constitution offers some protections for religious groups. For example, most even among gay rights advocates believe the Constitution protects clergy from being required to officiate at marriages for same-sex couples and churches from being forced to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in their sanctuaries.
United Church of Christ Sues North Carolina to Allow Gay Marriage
Fired lesbian guidance counselor sues Indianapolis archdiocese
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Jury Awards $1.5 Million To Man Who Claimed Lesbian Nun Broke Up Marriage
An Oregon business has filed a complaint against a church that prohibited it from hosting an LGBT event in a building owned by the church, claiming that the fallout from that decision has harmed the company. In , Ambridge Event Center, which once rented out a space owned by Holy Rosary Church for various events, was compelled to reject an LGBT group's request to hold an event on the property due to the church's "morals clause. Although PFLAG considered filing a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the organization did not do so in part because churches are exempted from state antidiscrimination law, according to Oregon Live. Rod Dreher, a senior editor at The American Conservative and author of the book, The Benedict Option , wrote in a column published Tuesday that "this will not be the last challenge of this sort against churches. It would seem to me to be a frivolous lawsuit, but then again, in this climate, who knows?
Kregar and his wife, Mary Woolverton, broke up his year marriage in Kregar to serve as a nun in Port Isabel and continue serving there after Woolverton told them of the affair. Woolverton played the guitar. Kregar left the Franciscan order of nuns in August