Vatican Says Catholic Churches Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriages

Vatican Says Catholic Churches Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriages

The Vatican has taken a different stance than Pope Francis by saying Catholic Churches cannot bless same-sex marriages. The Holy See made this announcement on March 15, 2021. Recently, Pope Francis has approved LGBTQ marriages — which has threatened to widen the chasm between the LGBTQ community and the church. In a lengthy note released […]

Portland Ranks Second-Highest Percentage of Same-Sex Couple Households

Portland Ranks Second-Highest Percentage of Same-Sex Couple Households

Oregon proudly identifies itself as an LGBTQ-friendly state. Nearly three percent of those living in the Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver metropolitan statistical area (MSA) indicate they have a same-sex spouse or domestic partner, reports Willamette Week. According to a recent brief about the 2019 American Community Survey conducted as part of the U.S. Census, Portland has the second-highest […]

Texas Attorney General Tells Judges Not to Marry Same-Sex Couples

Texas Attorney General Tells Judges Not to Marry Same-Sex Couples

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued their decision to make same-sex marriages legal in every state, and on June 29, 2015, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement saying that if same-sex marriages go against what judges’ or state employees’ religious beliefs are, they do not have to grant a marriage license to same-sex […]

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