Pastor Defrocked After Officiating Son’s Methodist Gay Marriage

New Mexico same-sex marriage ruling comes amid long wait, national trend

Board members of the church’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference declined to comment after meeting privately with Schaefer on Thursday at their offices in Norristown, outside Philadelphia. But spokesman John Coleman said Schaefer left officials no choice after defying the order of a religious jury to resign. “When asked to surrender his credentials as required by the verdict, he refused to do so,” Coleman said. “Therefore, because of his decision, the board was compelled by the jury’s decision to deem his credentials surrendered.” Schaefer has led a congregation in the town of Lebanon for more than a decade. Earlier this year, a church member filed a complaint over Schaefer performing the 2007 wedding of his gay son in Massachusetts, where same-sex unions are legal.
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Measures to ban same-sex marriage also have failed. Advocacy groups and supporters hailed the decision. “I can’t get past happy, happy, happy at the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision that rules in favor of freedom and equality for everyone to marry the person they love,” Santa Fe Mayor David Coss said in a statement. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights represented same-sex couples in the Supreme Court case.
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Goffs November Sale Updates: Lots 601 – 800

lot 779 1st dam SNIPPETS (IRE): dam of: Art Law (IRE) (09 g. by Kheleyf (USA)): winner at 4, 2013 in Sweden. 3rd dam PIFFLE (by Shirley Heights): dam of: PEARLY SHELLS (GB): dam of: PEARLS OR PASSION (FR): won Prix Panacee, L. lot 780 3rd dam DARK LOMOND (by Lomond (USA)): dam of: Akuna Bay (USA): dam of. Refectory (IRE): 3rd Ascot Underwriting Noel Murless S., L. lot 785 2nd dam IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL (IRE): dam of: ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) (g.
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Bradford City 2, Burton Albion 3

And it could have been even better for them as they led 2-0 and then 3-1 on a thrilling night in Yorkshire. Calvin Zola smashed two in six first-half minutes to stun the home crowd before Nahki Wells scored from the spot after a Damien McCrory handball. With half-time looming, Robbie Weir swept home Alex MacDonalds cross to send the 600-odd Albion fans into raptures. In a nip and tuck second half, Garry Thompson netted a second for the Bantams with quarter of an hour left to set up a storming end to the encounter. But Gary Rowetts men stood firm against an aerial barrage to take their slender advantage into Sundays second leg.
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Celebrities In Wedding-worthy White Dresses: Taylor Swift, Evangeline Lilly, And Lupita Nyong’o

BellaNaija Weddings presents Hudayya & Sadiq’s Radiant Wedding

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This week, we scoured the Internet for the best ivory, cream, and eggshell gowns to bring you these stunning, wedding-worthy looks. Taylor Swift in Reem Acra at the Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala See more: The Most Flattering Wedding Dress for Your Body Type Prince William also attended this event at London’s Kensington Palace on Nov. 26, and let’s be real: We’d also get decked out in Reem Acra’s finest if we were about to meet the dreamy Duke of Cambridge and perform with Bon Jovi at the same soiree. Swift loves a cream-colored dress, and the jewel-encrusted illusion bodice on this number is the perfect counterpoint to the flowy, ivory skirt.
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Favors for wedding guests get personal, creative

“They get to see everybody, like Grandma in a moustache and glasses,” said Frugoli. A favor can also do double duty. “Instead of one large centerpiece, a bride will do eight tiny little vases that create a centerpiece together, and each person takes one home as a favor,” Condon said. Or there might be picture frames holding the table numbers.
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Kaolu: Kaolu is the initiation into married life, we perform some rites with our family and friends close by. Washing of the hands is done usingman shanuwhich is part of our heritage, to cleanse and prepare for a new fruitful life together.Then food is piled on the grooms hand to show hes the man,the head and bread winner of the family then he pours the food unto the brides hands showing he will take care of her and provide for her ,to show hes responsible for her henceforth and his family. Then all members of the family and well wishers come to take oil (man shanu and yauki) anointing the couple,blessing them, praying for them to have long life, prosperity, children, a fruitful and prosperous life and never ending blessings. Reception: At the dinner at THISDay Dome, Iwore a Pronoviaslong sleeve ivory wedding dress with pearls, with embellished gold sling-backs because the theme was ivory, pearl and gold. The fabulous Fati of Mamza Beauty did all my bridal makeup.
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Vision Street Wear Brand Re-launches With New Line Of Shoes At Malibu

The re-launch event brought together an eclectic mix of athletes, celebrities and industry insiders to a private beach estate in Malibu to celebrate the past and present of Vision Street Wear. Guests enjoyed the 80 degree Malibu weather, strawberry margaritas, and endless BBQaall under the watchful eye of a gathering crowd of paparazzi. In his infamous style, Jake Brown, who was a Gold Medal winner at the X Games just days before, rocked the turntables and spun tunes for the crowd well into the night. Along with Jake Brown came another X Games Gold Medal winner, Rune Glifberg, who appeared right after his win and walked out with a vintage Vision Street Wear poster under his arm from the display. Pro skaters Darrel Stanton, Jereme Rogers, Aquil Brathwait and professional skateboarder and Sirius Radio talk show host Jason Ellis were on hand to congratulate Jake and Rune on their wins.
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Bradford City 2, Burton Albion 3

And it could have been even better for them as they led 2-0 and then 3-1 on a thrilling night in Yorkshire. Calvin Zola smashed two in six first-half minutes to stun the home crowd before Nahki Wells scored from the spot after a Damien McCrory handball. With half-time looming, Robbie Weir swept home Alex MacDonalds cross to send the 600-odd Albion fans into raptures. In a nip and tuck second half, Garry Thompson netted a second for the Bantams with quarter of an hour left to set up a storming end to the encounter. But Gary Rowetts men stood firm against an aerial barrage to take their slender advantage into Sundays second leg. They set about Bradford in a confident manner and their 4-1-4-1 formation proved to be anything but negative.
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