Gay Marriage

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Vote to enshrine same-sex marriage delayed until after midterms

Sep 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The bill, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, follows the House version that was passed earlier in July.  Read more

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Australian Anglicans split over same-sex marriage

Aug 18, 2022

By AC Wimmer

An attempt by the Sydney archdiocese to affirm that marriage is only between a man and a woman was narrowly... Read more

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U.S. House passes same-sex marriage bill

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill on Tuesday that would federally recognize same-sex marriage, and provide... Read more

Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs of Riga, Latvia (left), speaking during a Catholic conference in Warsaw in May 2022 on the natural law legacy of John Paul II (right.)

How Latvia’s Christian churches use JPII’s natural law teaching to defend life and family

Jun 9, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The archbishop of Riga, Latvia, spoke about the critical need for ecumenical cooperation. Read more

Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester is risking its Catholic status by refusing to remove a gay pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag from its flag pole, per the request of the local ordinary, Bishop Robert McManus.

Bishop asks Catholic middle school to take down gay pride, Black Lives Matter flags

Apr 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Massachusetts, has expressed concerns that flags flying outside a Jesuit-run middle school in support of... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

Dec 9, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Chile’s National Congress passed Dec. 7 a bill legalizing same-sex marriage that in June received the backing of President Sebastián... Read more

Swiss bishops: Same-sex marriage proposal 'fraught with difficulties'

Dec 9, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Switzerland are voicing opposition to a legal measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the country,... Read more

Pope Francis (left), with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Vatican Secretariat of State provides context of Pope Francis civil union remark

Nov 1, 2020

The Vatican’s Secretary of State has asked papal representatives to share with bishops some clarifications regarding comments on civil unions... Read more

Sant'Oreste, Lazio, Italy.

Italian priest performs same-sex civil union ceremony

Jul 21, 2020

A priest has resigned as a parish pastor after he performed a same-sex civil union ceremony in the town hall... Read more

Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C.

DOJ backs Archdiocese of Indianapolis over firing of teacher for gay marriage

Sep 30, 2019

The Justice Department said on Friday that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is protected by the First Amendment in its request that... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

UK parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, abortion in N Ireland

Jul 10, 2019

The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take... Read more

UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London.

UK Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian bakery

Oct 10, 2018

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has reached a unanimous verdict in favor of the right of a Christian-owned... Read more

Costa Rican bishops deplore ruling legalizing gay marriage

Aug 13, 2018

The Costa Rican Bishops' Conference lamented a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the nation's Supreme Court which mandated legal... Read more

Australian unions seek limits on religious groups' hiring freedom

Aug 7, 2018

A group of trade unions in Australia last month passed a motion saying that they will lobby to restrict the... Read more

Catholic counseling group in Ireland offers services to same-sex couples

Jul 27, 2018

By Perry West

To maintain state funding, a Catholic marriage counseling group in the Republic of Ireland, Accord, will reportedly begin to counsel... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman.

Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

Jun 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined... Read more

Tony Abbott, who was Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 - 2015.

Australia's former prime minister: Redefining marriage has big consequences

Nov 3, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

If the people of Australia vote to redefine marriage in the country, the consequences will be dire, warned former Prime... Read more

Georgetown University.

Georgetown students' commission votes not to sanction pro-marriage group

Nov 3, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had... Read more

Photographer and blogger Amy Lawson (L), owner of Amy Lynn Photography Studio in Madison, Wis.

In limited ruling, court sides with Wis. photographer who declines same-sex weddings

Aug 24, 2017

A Christian photographer who declines clients because she does not believe in same-sex marriage cannot be sued under certain anti-discrimination... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter Square, Feb. 22, 2017.

Vatican clarifies: Gay couple received standard form letter from Pope, not endorsement

Aug 8, 2017

A congratulatory letter sent from Pope Francis to a same-sex couple regarding the baptism of their children was a standard... Read more