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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.

Defending marriage is critical for society, Bishop Conley warns

Nov 5, 2013 - 02:10 am .- Warning that a “fierce debate on the future of marriage” is coming to Nebraska, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln emphasized that same-sex unions are not civil rights and urged the state to recognize the unique role of the natural family.  

Vatican rejects claims of Pope 'polling' Catholics on marriage

Nov 4, 2013 - 02:46 pm .- The director of the Holy See press office has clarified that Pope Francis has not presented a questionnaire to Catholics worldwide to consult on homosexual unions and divorced persons, as some news outlets have reported.

New Jersey to appeal ruling on 'gay marriage' recognition

Oct 1, 2013 - 12:06 am .- Political leaders in New Jersey have vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that “gay marriage” must be recognized in the state because of a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Court: Christian photographers cannot refuse gay ceremonies

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a small Christian-owned photography business does not have the right to decline on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony.

Proposition 8 still applies in California, backers say

Jul 16, 2013 - 02:09 am .- Proposition 8 backers have filed a legal brief saying that the ballot measure defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman still has legal force in California, alleging that state officials incorrectly acted in response to the recent Supreme Court decision on it.

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

Jul 13, 2013 - 08:10 am .- The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it.

Panelists predict widespread impact of marriage rulings

Jul 3, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- Although the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage were narrowly constructed, legal experts said, they will likely have far-reaching consequences for society.

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

Jul 1, 2013 - 03:42 pm .- After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said that recognizing gay unions as “marriages” ignores nature and may yield effects that cannot be entirely anticipated.

US bishops: court ruling cannot change essence of marriage

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:08 am .- In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling on the faithful to work to strengthen marriage and witness to its true meaning.

Marriage ruling raises questions of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the need to respect religious liberty in the United States.

'Gay marriage' is not inevitable, analysts say

Jun 26, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the national discussion on the matter is over.  

Family advocates say marriage ruling ignores children

Jun 26, 2013 - 03:08 pm .- As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that the decisions could have long-lasting negative impacts on families and society.

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Jun 26, 2013 - 09:39 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states.

Columnist examines pitfalls of arguing against 'gay marriage'

May 30, 2013 - 11:19 am .- In a new column on Catholic Womanhood, writer Jennifer Uebbing explains that a common problem in arguing against a redefinition of marriage is implicitly accepting the idea that such as redefinition is possible.

Minn. redefines marriage despite religious freedom warnings

May 14, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders. 

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013 - 04:10 am .- The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty.

Bishop calls for courage as 'gay marriage' passes in RI

May 2, 2013 - 03:56 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence lamented Rhode Island’s new law recognizing “gay marriage,” using his pastoral letter to call on Catholics to have courage in the face of negative cultural change.

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