LGBT http://aspenpublicradio.org en UMC v LGBT http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/umc-v-lgbt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The United Methodist Church is in a heated internal debate over the issue of gay marriage. &nbsp;At the center of this conflict is the Methodist Book Of Discipline which guides the denomination’s practices and beliefs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I fear that this will lead to a splintering or a split of the church before it gets changed in the actual discipline.”</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:11:38 +0000 Roger Adams 15976 at http://aspenpublicradio.org UMC v LGBT Aspen Mayor To Wear Shirt Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Law http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-mayor-wear-shirt-protesting-russias-anti-gay-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen’s mayor and other city council members will be sporting a rainbow at Wednesday's Olympic send-off celebration. The mayor agreed this week to wear a t-shirt protesting Russia’s anti-gay law. As Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, a Carbondale artist designed the shirt.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Monday’s City Council meeting, Carbondale artist Brad Reed Nelson spoke up during the citizen comment period.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13513 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Mayor To Wear Shirt Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Law Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-couples-share-vows-love-civil-union-ceremony <p><em>“You are the love of my life… you are my very best friend…”</em></p><p>The vows were simple but very sincere for the three couples who exchanged them at the Limelight Hotel on Saturday morning.</p><p>With the approval of Civil Unions in Colorado last spring, this was a first opportunity for some same-sex couples attending Aspen Gay Ski Week to be united under the law with many of the benefits of marriage in front of a supportive community. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:39:16 +0000 Rob St. Mary 13087 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony