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Wedding Cakes.

Lawyer: Colo. baker forced to choose between faith, work

May 30, 2014

A commission’s ruling that Colorado baker Jack Phillips must bake same-sex “wedding” cakes forces him to choose between violating his... Read more

Wedding Rings.

Federal judges order 'gay marriage' in Pennsylvania, Oregon

May 21, 2014

Following judicial decisions ordering Pennsylvania and Oregon to recognize “gay marriage,” critics said that such decisions damage society and ignore... Read more

Judge strikes down Texas' marriage definition amid criticism

Feb 27, 2014

The state of Texas is appealing a ruling from a federal judge that could impose “gay marriage” in the state,... Read more

Wedding cake.

Kan. religious freedom bill dies after being labeled 'segregation'

Feb 21, 2014

A Kansas bill to protect the conscience rights of those who morally object to “gay marriage” stalled in the legislature... Read more

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy

Feb 18, 2014

The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of... Read more

A married couple waits to be blessed by Pope Francis during his Oct. 16, 2013 General Audience

Scottish Church 'disappointed' in legalization of gay marriage

Feb 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a statement released on behalf of the Catholic Church in Scotland, officials lamented parliament’s decision to allow same-sex “marriages,”... Read more

Fidelity urged amid Seattle school's 'gay marriage' controversy

Jan 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school’s treatment of employees who contract same-sex “marriages” is being described as a chance for... Read more

Bishops lament federal 'disregard' for state marriage laws

Jan 11, 2014

As the U.S. bishops lamented federal agencies’ decisions to ignore state marriage laws, Attorney General Eric Holder has said the... Read more

Wedding cake.

Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling

Jan 8, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A Christian baker in Colorado is appealing a judge's ruling that he must violate his religious beliefs and bake a... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi speaking at a press conference.

Vatican spokesman: media manipulated Pope's family comments

Jan 7, 2014

The Vatican's spokesman says some coverage of Pope Francis’ comment about a child of a same-sex couple is “forced” and... Read more

Wedding Rings.

Supreme Court halts 'gay marriage' in Utah pending appeal

Jan 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay blocking “gay marriage” in Utah until the state can complete its... Read more

Pa. sexual orientation bill could 'coerce' Catholic institutions

Dec 13, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania to prevent discrimination could end up prohibiting Catholic schools from requiring teachers to abide by Catholic... Read more

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Dec 2, 2013

Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and... Read more

Wedding Rings.

Archbishop rejects use of Pope's words to justify Illinois 'gay marriage'

Nov 21, 2013

As same-sex “marriage” becomes law in Illinois, the U.S. bishops’ head of marriage defense issues has lamented the “disgraceful” misuse... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois bishop to pray publicly in reparation for gay marriage law

Nov 19, 2013

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has scheduled prayers of supplication and exorcism as reparation for the state's adoption of... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley in Rome, Italy, May 4, 2012.

Defending marriage is critical for society, Bishop Conley warns

Nov 5, 2013

Warning that a “fierce debate on the future of marriage” is coming to Nebraska, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln emphasized... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi in the Vatican Press Office Feb 26, 2013.

Vatican rejects claims of Pope 'polling' Catholics on marriage

Nov 4, 2013

The director of the Holy See press office has clarified that Pope Francis has not presented a questionnaire to Catholics... Read more

Wedding rings.

New Jersey to appeal ruling on 'gay marriage' recognition

Sep 30, 2013

Political leaders in New Jersey have vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that “gay marriage” must be recognized in the... Read more

Court: Christian photographers cannot refuse gay ceremonies

Aug 26, 2013

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a small Christian-owned photography business does not have the right to decline... Read more

United States Supreme Court.

Proposition 8 still applies in California, backers say

Jul 16, 2013

Proposition 8 backers have filed a legal brief saying that the ballot measure defining marriage as a union of a... Read more