Grace on the Margins: This week's news about the presence (or not) of LGBT voices at next month's World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia was disheartening, if unsurprising.
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Utah asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to issue an emergency order that would prevent the state from recognizing the marriages of thousands of gay and lesbian Utahns, because the state believes it will ultimately prevail in its fight to revive a ban on such unions.
If it does, the state wrote, Utah will do "everything possible" to enforce the law. That means effectively nullifying the more than 1,000 unions gay and lesbian Utahns entered into during a 17-day window when such weddings were legal.
Analysis: The founder of Westboro Baptist Church and media-master of hate speech campaigns died Thursday after devoting decades to damning Americans for tolerating homosexuality.