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Gay Rights and Religious Rites: The State of the Debate, 2011

As the state legislature of New York voted to legalize gay marriage, a 13-member Methodist tribunal in Wisconsin found the Rev. Amy DeLong guilty of presiding over a same-sex union in 2009 but sentenced her to a light penalty. Those two votes, and the ambivalence indicated by the Methodist punishment, signal the shifting social, legal and religious terrain related to gay marriage and openly gay participation in religious communities. However, there are both Christian and non-Christian faith traditions that are far from entertaining rights or recognition for gay persons. ReligionLink, a project of the Religion Newswriters Association, has produced an extensive collection of updates on the state of the ongoing debate about gays and lesbians in religious life, including published news stories, statements from faith communities, links to polls, scholars and researchers, and other resources. 

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