Instead, the United Methodist Church was forced to postpone the potentially momentous conference, leaving its various factions in limbo for perhaps 16 more months. The conference was to have taken place at the Minneapolis Convention Center starting Tuesday, running through May Instead, bishops are proposing to hold it there Aug. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Most U. In the aftermath of that meeting, many moderate and liberal clergy made clear they would not abide by the bans, and various groups worked throughout on proposals to let the UMC split along theological lines.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual voters remain a solidly Democratic bloc
Where should we, as Christians, stand on gay marriage?
The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U. Police raids caused the group to disband in —but 90 years later, the U. Homosexual prisoners at the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, wearing pink triangles on their uniforms on December 19,
Senator Lindsey Graham
The news this week that the largest study of its kind failed to confirm the existence of a "gay gene" is not so much a disappointment for those looking to understand the LGBTQ community, as it is an acknowledgement that science does not need to tell us what should be plainly obvious: gays, lesbians, bisexuals and pansexuals are who they are. What does he mean by "environmental"? This new research also reconfirms the long established understanding that there is no conclusive degree to which nature or nurture influence how a gay or lesbian person behaves. I was America's first transgender. I was America's first transgender journalist in a TV network newsroom when I came out 6 years ago.
During his State of the State address on Jan. Now the question is: What will governor do if legislation providing LGBT protections lands on his desk? And whatever position he takes, can his re-election campaign withstand the heat?