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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

Jul 13, 2013

The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of... Read more

Carrie Severino. File Photo/CNA.

Panelists predict widespread impact of marriage rulings

Jul 3, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Although the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage were narrowly constructed, legal experts said, they will likely have far-reaching consequences... Read more

Cardinal Camillo Ruini.

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

Jul 1, 2013

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said that recognizing gay... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

US bishops: court ruling cannot change essence of marriage

Jun 27, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio at Langley Air Force Base, Va on March 13, 2012. USAF photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Rubi.

Marriage ruling raises questions of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the... Read more

Kim Daniels (Left) and Dr. Anne Hendershott.

'Gay marriage' is not inevitable, analysts say

Jun 26, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the... Read more

Rev. William Owens, Sr., president of the Coalition of African-American pastors.

Family advocates say marriage ruling ignores children

Jun 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Jun 26, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is... Read more

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Columnist examines pitfalls of arguing against 'gay marriage'

May 30, 2013

In a new column on Catholic Womanhood, writer Jennifer Uebbing explains that a common problem in arguing against a redefinition... Read more

National Organization for Marriage rally against same-sex marriage July 28, 2010, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Minn. redefines marriage despite religious freedom warnings

May 14, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

Bishop calls for courage as 'gay marriage' passes in RI

May 2, 2013

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence lamented Rhode Island’s new law recognizing “gay marriage,” using his pastoral letter to call... Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio.

Diocese affirms need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired

Apr 26, 2013

Following controversy over the firing of a Catholic school gym teacher who was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of... Read more

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Colombian Senate rejects 'gay marriage'

Apr 25, 2013

By a vote of 51-17, the Colombian Senate has rejected a bill that would legalize same-sex “marriage” in the country.  Read more

Le Grande Armee gathered in the streets of Paris on March 24, 2013.

Debate, protests mark legalization of gay marriage in France

Apr 23, 2013

After months of debate and massive protests, the National Assembly in France passed President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” bill... Read more

Wedding rings and Flowers by Alena Kratochvilova (CC0 1.0).

Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

Apr 23, 2013

A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a... Read more

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

Apr 19, 2013

A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages,” even if the government... Read more

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Bishop laments 'gay marriage' approval in New Zealand

Apr 18, 2013

Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, president of the Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand, has expressed profound sadness over the authorization... Read more

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French couple claims police violence at marriage march

Apr 4, 2013

A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend... Read more

Civil Rights Leaders march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

Study shows African Americans reject civil, gay rights equation

Apr 4, 2013

A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights... Read more