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Bishops Play Church Queens as Pawns

April 29, 2012

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By MAUREEN DOWDPublished: April 28, 2012 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Washington – IT is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures. Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American […]

The rise of Mormon feminist bloggers

March 20, 2012

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Women are using social media to challenge the patriarchy of the Mormon church Frieda Klotz guardian.co.uk, Monday 19 March 2012 Mormon feminists are increasingly finding kindred spirits online. Photograph: D’Arcy Benincosa On her 30th birthday, which she celebrated in New York City, D’Arcy Benincosa did the wildest thing she could think of: she ordered a […]

St Petersburg bans ‘homosexual propaganda’

March 13, 2012

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Russian city is fourth to adopt anti-gay legislation as politicians and Orthodox Church push for laws to apply nationwide Miriam Elder in Moscowguardian.co.uk, Monday 12 March 2012 A Russian police officer detains a man dressed in a bridal gown during a gay rights protest in Moscow. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters Twenty years after homosexuality was decriminalised […]

Churches debate whether to marry gays in light of new laws

July 23, 2011

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By RACHEL ZOLL – Associated PressSaturday, Jul. 23, 2011 NEW YORK — After same-sex marriage becomes legal here Sunday, gay priests with partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island will head to the altar. They have to. Their bishop set a nine-month deadline for them to marry or stop living together. Next door, meanwhile, […]

Churches debate whether to marry gays in light of new laws

July 23, 2011

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By RACHEL ZOLL – Associated PressSaturday, Jul. 23, 2011 NEW YORK — After same-sex marriage becomes legal here Sunday, gay priests with partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island will head to the altar. They have to. Their bishop set a nine-month deadline for them to marry or stop living together. Next door, meanwhile, […]