Marriage Equality

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All Saints Church Celebrates Historic Marriage Decision

Today’s historic ruling means same sex couples will soon have both the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across the country. “This is a momentous win for freedom, for equality, for inclusion and most of all for love,” said All Saints rector Ed Bacon. “All Saints Church has been in the forefront of the struggle for marriage equality and so we celebrate today with deep joy that our country is one step closer to keeping the promise of the pursuit of liberty and justice for all.”

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What Next For Marriage Equality?

It is once again time for what has come to be known as “SCOTUS Watch” – as we await the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling on four pending marriage equality cases. While we do not yet know when their ruling will be announced, we do know it will happen before the end of the month of June. And while we certainly don’t know what that ruling will be, we do know that it will have a direct impact on the lives of same-sex couples in our nation.

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Top Ten FAQs about God, Jesus, the Bible and LGBT People

by Susan Russell

June is Gay Pride Month. It is a time for parades and for festivals, for rainbow flags and for dance tents. It is a time to recognize the amazing progress that has been made on LGBT equality as we recommit ourselves to continuing the struggle until liberty and justice for all really means “all.” Everywhere.

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Benders of the Arc

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by Susan Russell

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

All Saints Church has long been in the forefront of bending that arc toward justice in general and for LGBT people in specific. In 1992 when the blessing of the union of Mark Benson and Philip Straw was celebrated we were way out on the leading edge in a church that had no official provisions for such blessings and no protections against LGBT discrimination.

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Susan Russell: “Celebrating Marriage Equality Monday”

“There was breaking news on the marriage equality front this morning as the Supreme Court surprised many (let’s make that “most”) by rejecting without comment appeals from five states seeking to overturn lower court decisions in favor of marriage equality.

By refusing to sustain marriage discrimination in Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Indiana today the Supreme Court moved our nation a little closer to being a nation of liberty and justice for all.”

Read the full article on the Huffington Post.

GALAS Event: BRIDEGROOM Screening

BridegroomPotluck – Movie – Discussion

Sunday, August 24
12:30PM to 3PM
All Saints Forum

Join us for lunch and an award-winning documentary. This poignant and enraging true story opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will. An accidental death leads to a loving and committed partner finding himself completely shut out and ostracized without legal recourse.

Discussion following will be let by a lawyer who will educate us so we don’t find ourselves in a similar situation.

RSVP not required; Email galas@allsaints-pas.org for info.