June 26, 2014
The momentum for universal marriage equality continues building in the United States. Recently, federal courts in both Indiana and Utah ruled that those states’ bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. While the Utah ruling was immediately stayed to allow for appeals, it is unmistakably another victory for justice and love.
Faithful, monogamous, mutually consenting and adult marriage covenants honor Christ. Period. And we are now one step closer to having that right available to everyone.
As Indiana Judge, Richard L. Young, said, “In less than a year, every federal district court to consider [this] issue has reached the same conclusion in thoughtful and thorough opinions – laws prohibiting the celebration and recognition of same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. It is clear that the fundamental right to marry shall not be deprived to some individuals based solely on the person they choose to love. … These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such.”
Read a USA Today summary of the cases and the Indiana court’s decision here.
Read a New York Times article here.
Members of EEWC-Christian Feminism Today are gathering today in St. Louis, Missouri for a weekend conference entitled, “Let Justice Roll on Like a River!” EEWC-CFT has been formally supportive of LGBT equality since 1986.
posted by Corbin Lambeth