Unanswered questions remain about the legal implications of June's Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, but analysts agree religious institutions face big challenges in the months and years to come.
The Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage was named the most important religion news story of the year by the Religion Newswriters Association, an organization of professional religion journalists.
"I am ashamed, frankly, of my church's failure to be a champion of gay rights and women's rights," former Irish President Mary McAleese has said.
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'The absence of women's perspectives at times of reflection on these issues is not only an act of disdain toward women.'
Although I don’t agree with her decision, I must admit that I have a moderate level of admiration for Kim Davis, who went to jail rather than issue marriages licenses to same-sex couples.
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Faith and Justice: "It is a risky step to interfere with the most intimate details of other people's lives while loudly claiming liberty for yourself."