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'Decisive' role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases

Oct 6, 2014 - 03:39 pm .- The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along with a renewed emphasis on highlighting the meaning and purpose of marriage.  

Supreme Court halts marriage redefinition in Virginia

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:11 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s marriage defense amendment in July.

Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will ultimately be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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.

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.

Wis. bishop: Redefining marriage has domino effect on family

Jun 10, 2014 - 04:59 am .- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison said he was “deeply saddened” by a federal ruling that Wisconsin law must recognize “gay marriage,” warning that it endangers the family as a fundamental basis of society.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia urges support of March for Marriage

Jun 5, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- In defense of the dignity of marriage, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced its participation in the second annual March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Bishop: Preserving marriage is integral part of civic responsibility

Jun 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm .- In response to continuing efforts to redefine marriage, Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., urged action to protect the union of man and woman that forms a basis for society and children. 

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.

Amid backlash after resignation, Mozilla says it respects diverse views

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:57 am .- The controversial resignation of Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich prompted thousands of negative comments at the Web browser company’s website, though the company now says it accepts those who do not support a redefinition of marriage.

Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage

Mar 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a call for education on the beauty and truth of Church teaching.

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.

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.

Bishops voice support for marriage, religious freedom bill

Sep 23, 2013 - 05:24 pm .- American bishops have praised a recent bill in the House of Representatives that would protect those who share the Church’s understanding of marriage from penalties by the federal government.

Critics say Joseph Bottum's marriage essay could confuse Catholics

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Critics of a recent essay rejecting continued political opposition to “gay marriage” warn that the author risks confusing Catholics and helps empower a false vision of the fundamental institution of marriage.

Joseph Bottum claims fidelity to Church stance on marriage

Aug 27, 2013 - 05:48 pm .- Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been unclear, he did not intend to suggest a divergence from Church teaching.

Gay couple to sue Church of England for marriage rights

Aug 3, 2013 - 06:03 am .- Following legislation that permits same-sex marriage in the U.K. yet prohibits the Church of England from performing the ceremony, a gay couple are planning to sue to be able to marry in their church.

Illinois cardinal defends marriage, decision to defund campaign

Aug 1, 2013 - 02:18 pm .- Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, Ill., is defending his decision to cease funding of an immigration organization after it declared support and encouragement for same-sex “marriage.”

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.

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