Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon were two of the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark case decided last year in the US Supreme Court, which ushered in marriage equality throughout the United States. Greg & Michael had recently submitted a design of a shared headstone for their joint plot in the St Michael Cemetery in Louisville KY. The Burke-De Leons were notified by the executive director for Catholic cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Javier Fajardo, that the design could not be approved for placement in the cemetery.
Day: May 21, 2016
Yesterday we reported that the Irish Legal Times had announced that the Scottish Episcopal Church was on track to become the first UK church to allow same gender marriages. This isn’t true however, as the Unitarians, the Quakers and the Metropolitan Community Churches in the UK already allow marriage equality, although they are all smaller bodies than the Scottish Episcopal Church.