same sex marriage

Mormon Church to reverse anti-LGBTQ+ policies, procedures

Mormon Church to reverse anti-LGBTQ+ policies, procedures

04/11/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  April 4, 2019, is a day that will live on as a milestone in the hearts of the LGBTQ+ members of the the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Church. On that day, the church made an announcement reversing their policies regarding their positions on homosexuals in the church. Originally made […]

Trumpian politics continue to target LGBT+ community

Trumpian politics continue to target LGBT+ community

10/04/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor “Get married, or get out.” That’s the gist of a new Trump-era visa policy, which will target the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats of U.S.-based international organizations like the United Nations, according to TIME Magazine. As of Monday, Oct. 1, the administration limited its policy of issuing visas […]

Staff editorial: Kentucky clerk refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Staff editorial: Kentucky clerk refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Duke Staff Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continued to refuse marriage licenses on Tuesday and Wednesday for same-sex couples, even after the Supreme Court denied her request to delay the implementation of the Obergefell vs. Hodges ruling based on religious beliefs. The Supreme Court decided in June with the Obergefell vs. Hodges case that same-sex marriage […]

Staff Editorial; Inalienable rights need no redefinition

By Duke Staff   When the Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the nation watched with anticipation. These two laws are at the center of the United States’ marriage equality debate. Gay and lesbian rights are not a new issue; the fight […]