Same-sex unions

The Latest

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Northern Ireland

Jan 13, 2020

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland, after a deadline set by the UK Parliament Westminster in July 2019... Read more

Supreme Court of the Philippines rejects petition to legalize same-sex marriage

Jan 6, 2020

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has reiterated its dismissal of a petition to redefine marriage in the country to... Read more

Former Labour MP and Liberal Democrat candidate Robert Flello.

Catholic politician kicked out of UK party over religious beliefs

Nov 22, 2019

Rob Flello was removed as a Liberal Democrat candidate for Parliament over his views on same-sex marriage and abortion.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Thompson of Indianapolis, who was appointed June 13, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Archdiocese faces third discrimination complaint over same-sex marriage policy

Oct 29, 2019

By Mary Farrow

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday defended its decision not to renew the contract of a school employee who publicly... Read more

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal.

Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority

Oct 18, 2019

A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing... 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

Photographer holding camera against couple at wedding. Via Shutterstock

Christian filmmakers win right to sue against Minnesota human rights law

Aug 23, 2019

A federal court has reversed a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Read more

Chad and Melissa Buck. Image via Becket Fund.

Children before politics say parents as Catholic adoption agency heads to court

Aug 22, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Parents of five adoptive children were present in court on Thursday in support of a Catholic adoption agency in Michigan... Read more

What the Philadelphia foster care case could mean for the Supreme Court

Aug 1, 2019

When the U.S. Supreme Court mandated legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the majority... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

UK is 'hijacking' N Ireland on abortion, bishops say

Jul 18, 2019

The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize... Read more

Attempt to legalize abortion, gay marriage fails in Mexican Congress

May 28, 2019

The portion of a constitutional reform initiative seeking to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Mexico did not advance last... Read more

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer pictured Oct. 2018.

Catholic elected as leader of Germany’s largest party

Dec 10, 2018

A practicing Catholic, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer - known as AKK in the German press - was seen as the preferred choice... Read more

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage

Nov 27, 2018

The people of Taiwan voted against the recognition of same-sex marriage in a series of referendums last weekend, reinforcing the... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Supreme Court may hear another wedding cake case

Oct 23, 2018

Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein have appealed to the Supreme Court Oct. 23 after being fined $135,000 for refusing... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman.

For opposing gay marriage, she's facing death threats and million-dollar lawsuits

Apr 18, 2018

When Barronelle Stutzman took a stand for her Christian beliefs nearly five years ago, she never imagined that she would... Read more

Irish minister Katherine Zappone.

Irish official warns against LGBT exclusion at World Meeting of Families

Mar 5, 2018

Ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland this August, a government minister has warned that the event... Read more

Bermuda repeal of gay marriage to stand

Feb 19, 2018

The British government has said it will not overrule a Bermudian law passed earlier this month which abolishes same-sex marriage,... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.  CNA file photo

Archbishop Chaput: blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples is not permitted

Feb 8, 2018

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has penned a letter to priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addressing... Read more

Frankfurt Church leader supports plan for same-sex blessings

Jan 24, 2018

A German bishop’s proposal that the Catholic Church could provide blessing ceremonies for gay couples, as well as divorced and... Read more