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Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014 - 02:56 am .- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Boulder defies Colo. law with 'gay marriage' licenses

Jun 28, 2014 - 06:49 am .- A federal court’s ruling against Utah’s marriage amendment has triggered a controversy in Colorado, where the Boulder County Clerk’s office has begun to give invalid marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Presbyterian denomination's 'gay marriage' votes draw criticism

Jun 22, 2014 - 07:03 am .- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to perform “gay marriage” and to redefine marriage as a “commitment between two people,” drawing objections that it is moving away from Christian orthodoxy.

Teaching on marriage a matter of Gospel witness, archbishop says

Jun 14, 2014 - 03:57 pm .- Thanking his brother bishops for their work in supporting marriage around the United States, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stressed the key role of marriage in spreading the Gospel.

Gay multi-millionaire activist funds Catholics United

Jun 4, 2014 - 02:44 am .- The Catholics United Education Fund, a Democrat-leaning advocacy group which began criticizing Catholic opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2012, received almost all of its operational budget that year from a gay activist foundation run by influential multi-millionaire Tim Gill.

Lawyer: Colo. baker forced to choose between faith, work

May 30, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- A commission’s ruling that Colorado baker Jack Phillips must bake same-sex “wedding” cakes forces him to choose between violating his conscience and supporting his family, the baker’s lawyer said.

Federal judges order 'gay marriage' in Pennsylvania, Oregon

May 21, 2014 - 07:15 pm .- Following judicial decisions ordering Pennsylvania and Oregon to recognize “gay marriage,” critics said that such decisions damage society and ignore the rights of children.

Judge strikes down Texas' marriage definition amid criticism

Feb 27, 2014 - 11:44 am .- The state of Texas is appealing a ruling from a federal judge that could impose “gay marriage” in the state, as supporters of Texas’ marriage amendment argue that the ruling violates the rights of the state and its citizens.

Kan. religious freedom bill dies after being labeled 'segregation'

Feb 21, 2014 - 02:00 am .- A Kansas bill to protect the conscience rights of those who morally object to “gay marriage” stalled in the legislature after opponents portrayed it as a discrimination law akin to the Jim Crow laws of the early 20th century.

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy

Feb 18, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of marriage on Italy, which recognizes the unique roles of mothers and fathers for children.

Scottish Church 'disappointed' in legalization of gay marriage

Feb 5, 2014 - 08:18 am .- In a statement released on behalf of the Catholic Church in Scotland, officials lamented parliament’s decision to allow same-sex “marriages,” and affirmed that their position remains unchanged.

Fidelity urged amid Seattle school's 'gay marriage' controversy

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:46 am .- Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school’s treatment of employees who contract same-sex “marriages” is being described as a chance for the school to explain Church teaching and defend the faith.

Bishops lament federal 'disregard' for state marriage laws

Jan 11, 2014 - 08:09 am .- As the U.S. bishops lamented federal agencies’ decisions to ignore state marriage laws, Attorney General Eric Holder has said the federal government will recognize the “gay marriages” briefly contracted in Utah.

Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling

Jan 8, 2014 - 05:29 pm .- A Christian baker in Colorado is appealing a judge's ruling that he must violate his religious beliefs and bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Vatican spokesman: media manipulated Pope's family comments

Jan 7, 2014 - 02:07 am .- The Vatican's spokesman says some coverage of Pope Francis’ comment about a child of a same-sex couple is “forced” and a “manipulation” of his primary concern about evangelizing in new cultural environments.

Supreme Court halts 'gay marriage' in Utah pending appeal

Jan 6, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay blocking “gay marriage” in Utah until the state can complete its appeal of a federal judge's order to recognize the unions.

Pa. sexual orientation bill could 'coerce' Catholic institutions

Dec 13, 2013 - 02:19 am .- Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania to prevent discrimination could end up prohibiting Catholic schools from requiring teachers to abide by Catholic teaching, religious freedom advocates in the state are warning.

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Dec 2, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Archbishop rejects use of Pope's words to justify Illinois 'gay marriage'

Nov 21, 2013 - 03:04 pm .- As same-sex “marriage” becomes law in Illinois, the U.S. bishops’ head of marriage defense issues has lamented the “disgraceful” misuse of Pope Francis’ words to justify the institution’s redefinition.

Illinois bishop to pray publicly in reparation for gay marriage law

Nov 19, 2013 - 11:55 am .- Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has scheduled prayers of supplication and exorcism as reparation for the state's adoption of a law legalizing same-sex marriage.

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