An antigay fatwa issued by the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has lead to the brutal killing of Iraqi gays.
State lawmakers on Friday approved a ballot measure to provide domestic-partner rights, one day after signature gathering began on an initiative to ban same-sex marriage.
More than 1,000 people gathered Thursday at the state capitol to protest the proposed constitutional amendment.
The public backlash over same-sex marriage has receded since a controversial decision by the Massachusetts supreme court in 2003 to legalize those marriages stirred strong opposition, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Presiding bishop Frank Griswold (pictured), head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, has expressed concern that the diocese of California could select an openly gay bishop—three of the seven candidates have same-sex partners—in light of the rift created between the denomination and the worldwide Anglican Communion by the consecration of a gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.