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Debate, protests mark legalization of gay marriage in France

Apr 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- After months of debate and massive protests, the National Assembly in France passed President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” bill in to law on April 23.

Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

Apr 23, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding.

Nearly 15,000 French mayors will refuse to marry gay couples

Apr 19, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages,” even if the government moves ahead with plans to legalize the practice.

Bishop laments 'gay marriage' approval in New Zealand

Apr 18, 2013 - 04:15 pm .- Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, president of the Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand, has expressed profound sadness over the authorization of ‘gay marriage’ by the country’s Parliament on April 17.

French couple claims police violence at marriage march

Apr 4, 2013 - 03:59 pm .- A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend marriage against redefinition by the French government.

Study shows African Americans reject civil, gay rights equation

Apr 4, 2013 - 02:10 am .- A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights is comparable to the historic movement for racial equality.

Thousands flood DC to stand up for marriage

Mar 27, 2013 - 06:04 pm .- Citing concerns for the well-being of children and respect for the democratic process, participants in the national March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., stressed the importance of marriage for society.

Chief Justice refutes claim that gay lobby is politically powerless

Mar 27, 2013 - 03:11 pm .- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need special protections, citing the rapid change in public opinion over same-sex marriage.

Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

Mar 27, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving an institutional link between parents for the sake of their children.

Pediatricians group accused of ignoring data in endorsing 'gay marriage'

Mar 23, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent support of “gay marriage” is drawing criticism from those who argue that it disregards evidence about the well-being of children of same-sex couples.

Claims that Pope supported gay civil unions disputed

Mar 22, 2013 - 09:21 am .- The director of the Catholic News Agency of Argentina (AICA) has told CNA that claims of Pope Francis supporting gay civil unions when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires are not true.

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

Mar 20, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the importance of life and family in protecting women’s interests.

Poll shows regular Mass attendees oppose 'gay marriage'

Mar 9, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A majority of Catholics who attend services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage,” according to a poll by Quinnipiac University, even though it's release suggested that Catholics largely support the practice.

Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

Feb 28, 2013 - 12:08 am .- Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex partners.

Harvard debate stresses meaning, purpose of marriage

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:09 am .- At the heart of the national debate on same-sex unions is a fundamental disagreement on the nature of marriage, said a participant in a recent discussion at Harvard Law School.

Over 100,000 march to defend marriage in Puerto Rico

Feb 21, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- More than 100,000 people gathered outside the Puerto Rican capitol in San Juan on Feb. 18 to support the defense of marriage and family against proposed legislation on gay unions.

Archbishops decry military gay benefits plan

Feb 15, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving gay couples many of the benefits of military spouses.

Pentagon criticized for offering spousal benefits to gay couples

Feb 13, 2013 - 05:09 pm .- The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to military spouses.

Momentum builds around national March for Marriage

Feb 10, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Plans for a national March for Marriage in downtown Washington, D.C., are generating excitement and enthusiastic support, according to organizers of the event.  

FRC shooter's plea renews criticism of 'hate group' label

Feb 7, 2013 - 06:05 pm .- Following the guilty plea of the man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last summer, pro-family organizations are renewing their calls for an end to the label “hate group.”

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