Gay Marriage

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United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Paraguay archbishop to UN: stop pushing abortion, gay marriage

Feb 26, 2015

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzeula of Asuncion, Paraguay is demanding that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon – who is visiting the... Read more

A UK bishop's plea: speak up on marriage before it's too late

Feb 25, 2015

Inside a small English church dedicated to St. Columba, a congregation of Catholics gathered, sitting in the midst of 2,500... Read more

Barronnelle Stutzman, whose business and home are threatened after she declined to arrange flowers for a same-sex wedding.

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining gay wedding

Feb 20, 2015

By Mary Farrow

If you walk into Barronelle Stutzman’s floral business, you’re probably going to get a hug. She puts her heart into... Read more

Federalism, same-sex marriage, and what a bishop has to say about it

Feb 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The head of the U.S. bishops’ marriage committee is backing new legislation that thwarts the federal government from bypassing state... Read more

US Capitol building.

The irony in anti-discrimination – why Catholic bishops won't back ENDA

Feb 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could... Read more

'No compromise' – Catholics, evangelicals unite on marriage

Jan 27, 2015

A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth... Read more

Pope Francis at the Encounter with Families in Manila, Jan. 16, 2015.

What threatens families? Redefining marriage, Pope says

Jan 16, 2015

Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of... Read more

Pope Francis at an Oct. 25, 2014 audience with Schoenstatt movement.

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Oct 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been... Read more

Donald and Evelyn Knapp at the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Oct 20, 2014

Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding... Read more

Priests in favor of 'gay marriage' spark controversy in Chile

Oct 14, 2014

The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Here's why Church teaching on 'gay marriage' did not change today

Oct 13, 2014

By Mary Farrow

The Catholic blogosphere exploded Monday after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops released a document summarizing last week’s discussion.    Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Oct 6, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along... Read more

Bishop, canonist: Gay unions among sins barring Communion

Sep 25, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The denial of Holy Communion to a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license is in line with broader Church... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans says Mass.

La. bishop applauds marriage ruling, commits to LGBT ministry

Sep 4, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Following a judge's Wednesday ruling upholding a Louisiana amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, New Orleans'... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court halts marriage redefinition in Virginia

Aug 21, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on same-sex “marriage” licenses in Virginia on Wednesday after a federal appeals court... Read more

Wedding Rings.

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention... Read more

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder.

Boulder defies Colo. law with 'gay marriage' licenses

Jun 28, 2014

A federal court’s ruling against Utah’s marriage amendment has triggered a controversy in Colorado, where the Boulder County Clerk’s office... Read more

Presbyterian denomination's 'gay marriage' votes draw criticism

Jun 22, 2014

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to perform “gay marriage” and to redefine marriage... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco addresses the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Teaching on marriage a matter of Gospel witness, archbishop says

Jun 14, 2014

Thanking his brother bishops for their work in supporting marriage around the United States, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stressed the... Read more

Gill Foundation 2012 FY 990-PF form.

Gay multi-millionaire activist funds Catholics United

Jun 4, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholics United Education Fund, a Democrat-leaning advocacy group which began criticizing Catholic opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2012, received... Read more