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RIPPLES: Ready for marriage equality? New legal threat to LGBT rights. More news….

RIPPLES: Ready for marriage equality? New legal threat to LGBT rights. More news….

RIPPLES June 12, 2015 Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ Are you ready for marriage equality? The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on marriage equality. If the decision overturns the remaining state laws banning same-sex marriage, UCC clergy and…

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UCC plays a role in Utah decision overturning same-sex marriage ban

UCC plays a role in Utah decision overturning same-sex marriage ban

The United Church of Christ played a role in the decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby overturning the Utah ban on same-sex marriage. Shelby argued that marriage equality would protect the religious freedom of churches that want to marry gay and lesbian…

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RIPPLES: Marriage equality reaches New Mexico

RIPPLES: Marriage equality reaches New Mexico

Here’s the latest issue of RIPPLES—the Coalition’s e-newsletter for Open and Affirming churches: New Mexico is state #17 to adopt marriage equality United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer defrocked for celebrating gay son’s marriage Coalition welcomes UCC Open and Affirming chuch #1,156

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Open letter to The United Methodist Church: don’t punish LGBT-supportive clergy!

Open letter to The United Methodist Church: don’t punish LGBT-supportive clergy!

The United Methodist Church has dismissed the Rev. Frank Schaefer as punishment for officiating at the wedding of his gay son. The church’s Council of Bishops is also recommending disciplinary proceedings against retired Bishop Melvin Talbert, who also officiated at a same-sex wedding. The Coalition’s Leadership Team is…

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Connect with our growing movement!

Connect with our growing movement!

RIPPLES, the Coalition’s free bi-weekly newsletter, is the go-to resource for ONA congregations and churches on the way to an ONA covenant. We’ll keep you connected to our growing movement, and share the latest news, resources, and opportunities for witness and advocacy. Your information remains…

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