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Civil Unions - Latest News
Jan 30, 2016 - 12:24 pm .- Hundreds of thousands are estimated to have gathered for ‘Family Day’ at the historic site in the capital city a week ahead of a vote which could allow same-sex couples to legally enter into civil unions. 
Jul 14, 2015 - 10:19 pm .- Shortly after the legalization of same-sex civil unions in Chile, the nation's secretary of justice said in an interview last week that the government “is not going to oppose” a bill legalizing the adoption of children by homosexual couples.
Jan 7, 2014 - 02:07 am .- The Vatican's spokesman says some coverage of Pope Francis’ comment about a child of a same-sex couple is “forced” and a “manipulation” of his primary concern about evangelizing in new cultural environments.
Apr 24, 2013 - 04:31 am .- After a Vatican official stated that the Church could support same-sex civil unions, a Swiss theologian is saying that if they are equated with marriage these unions discriminate against married heterosexual couples.
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:21 am .- The director of the Catholic News Agency of Argentina (AICA) has told CNA that claims of Pope Francis supporting gay civil unions when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires are not true.
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:06 pm .- Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver called the Colorado legislature's passage of a civil unions bill a “regrettable move” harming families, children, and religious freedom.
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Those who testified against a Colorado civil unions bill last week included a Catholic man with same-sex attraction and a Colorado attorney general who was adopted through Catholic Charities.
Jan 26, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Around 200 opponents of a Colorado civil unions bill rallied at the state capitol Jan. 25, warning that the legislation not only redefines marriage but could shut down Catholic adoption agencies in the state.
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:02 am .- A new version of a proposed Colorado civil unions bill has dropped provisions that protect agencies from being forced to place children with same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples – a change that could put at risk Catholic Charities' adoption and foster care services in the state.
Oct 20, 2012 - 05:23 pm .- The Catholic Charities agencies of Illinois are trying to meet society’s needs “in a different way” in their first year without the state contracts that supported their adoption and foster care services.
Sep 4, 2012 - 06:23 pm .- The Bishops of Mexico have urged the country’s political parties to accept a court decision upholding the results of the July 1 presidential election, won by the candidate Enrique Pena Nieto.
May 15, 2012 - 02:12 pm .- Though a Colorado House committee voted to kill a civil unions bill Monday night, the measure’s opponents have called for continued vigilance until the end of the legislature’s special session.
May 12, 2012 - 08:05 am .- Bishop James D. Conley of Denver says that the civil unions bill being debated in Colorado is an attempt by the government to redefine and change the public's perception of marriage.
May 11, 2012 - 09:13 am .- The Colorado Catholic Conference and the Catholic bishops of Colorado are urging voters to oppose Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s call for a special legislative session to vote on civil unions legislation.
May 10, 2012 - 02:01 am .- A proposal to create civil unions died in the Colorado House on May 8 in the contentious final days of the legislative session, but the issue could revive because Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for a special session to address the bill.
Mar 7, 2012 - 04:21 am .- A Hawaiian lawsuit asking a federal court to instate “gay marriage” shows that the recognition of same-sex domestic partnerships and civil unions is just a stepping stone to redefining marriage, several critics say.