‘Equal Rights Regardless of Sexual Orientation’

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Social-justice agency head says decision upholds both freedom of religious liberty, and equal protection of all citizens under the law. read more »

June 29, 2015

‘Equal Rights Regardless of Sexual Orientation’

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, chief executive of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-gender marriage last week. In her statement, Henry-Crowe said the decision "upholds both freedom of religious liberty and... read more»

June 29, 2015

Greater openness on human sexuality proposed

Connectional Table proposes changes

United Methodist clergy could be openly gay, perform same-gender weddings if legislation approved. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on May 22, 2015

Obvious differences of opinion

Connectional Table hosts 3rd human sexuality panel

Bishop says homosexuality important issue, but does not have significance to split denomination. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on February 16, 2015

A ‘3rd way’ out of impasse

Connectional Table task force discusses next steps

Final human sexuality panel featuring central conferences’ perspectives followed by discernment on mission, unity, baptismal identity. read more »

February 16, 2015

Sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination

U.S. Labor Dept. announces final rule to protect workers

‘No one should live in fear of being fired or passed over or discriminated against at work simply because of who they are or who they love,’ Perez states. read more »

December 05, 2014

Supreme Court did not change Discipline

United Methodist laws on same-sex marriages remain

Virginia bishop encourages persons to ‘pray for each other, although we may have different opinions.’ read more »

by Bishop Young Jin Cho
on October 10, 2014

Human sexuality live stream event Nov. 1

Connectional Table seeks input, questions

Panelists contributed to ‘Finding our Way: Love & Law in the UMC.’ read more »

October 10, 2014

Schism through a young United Methodist’s eyes

In Wesley’s church of the 21st century love seems to be taking a back seat

Frustration in the denomination arises from contradictory, hypocritical statements. read more »

by Michael Moore
on June 13, 2014

United Methodist bishops suggest ways forward

Book addresses same-gender relationships debates

8 bishops enunciate, clarify pathways for faithful, responsible, constructive response to questions, conflict. read more »

May 13, 2014

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