Ryan Ebersole, of Mesa, Ariz., and Rev. Stephen Govett, of Glendale, Ariz., protest a proposed “religious freedom” bill that would have allowed discrimination against LGBT people. The measure, SB 1062, was eventually vetoed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.
Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked for officiating his son Tim’s wedding to another man, then re-instated by an appeals panel in June. That decision has since been appealed to the Judicial Council, the church’s highest court.