Retired bishop to marry gay couple in spite of Alabama’s marriage equality ban

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Birmingham, Ala. (AP) – A retired United Methodist bishop from Tennessee says he will perform a wedding service for two men in Alabama despite opposition from the presiding bishop, who says the ceremony will violate church law.

Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, who has been active in efforts to eliminate barriers to gay marriage from United Methodist doctrine, said it will be an honor to officiate at the ceremony later this month in metro Birmingham for Joe Openshaw and Bobby Prince.

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Two men file lawsuit for marriage equality in Ohio

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Cincinnati (AP) – Two Ohio men have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Ohio violates the U.S Constitution by denying legal recognition to same-sex couples married in states where gay marriage is legal.

James Obergefell and John Arthur of Cincinnati filed the lawsuit July 19 in Cincinnati against Ohio’s governor, attorney general and the Cincinnati health department registrar who files death certificates.

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