by Ross Murray - GLAAD Director of Religion, Faith and Values
Religious Right leaders use fear-mongering to contend that marriage equality infringes on "religious liberty," but then uses their churches as bully pulpits to bash those who support marriage for gays and lesbians.
Same-sex marriage “jeopardizes freedom rather than expands it,” and “endangers our religious liberty and the right of conscience,” according to Bishop Joseph Tyson, the Catholic bishop of Yakima, Wash.
Voters in Maryland, Maine and Washington state may be among the first ever to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box, as recent polling suggests marriage equality bills gaining support leading up to the November general election.
The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) gets the snub this morning from the U.S. Supreme Court in its bid to overturn a lower court decision regarding its campaign against same-sex marriage in Maine in 2009.