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Same-sex marriage - Latest News
Jan 31, 2020 - 02:04 pm .- The Church of England will not be withdrawing its recent pastoral guidance affirming that sex is reserved for married, heterosexual partners, despite an apology over the statement from two of the ecclesial community's bishops.
Jan 23, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- Sex is reserved for married heterosexual couples, new pastoral guidance from the Church of England has affirmed. The new guidance also draws a clear distinction between marriage and civil partnerships, noting that sexual relations are not proper to the latter. 
Jan 15, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A new study says that while most Californians support the redefinition of marriage and the family, they choose intact marriages and traditional families for themselves.
Jan 13, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland, after a deadline set by the UK Parliament Westminster in July 2019 passed without the province forming a government. 
Jan 6, 2020 - 10:48 am .- The Supreme Court of the Philippines has reiterated its dismissal of a petition to redefine marriage in the country to include same-sex couples.
Nov 22, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Rob Flello was removed as a Liberal Democrat candidate for Parliament over his views on same-sex marriage and abortion.
Oct 29, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday defended its decision not to renew the contract of a school employee who publicly defended the same-sex marriages of two former colleagues. 
Oct 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Aug 22, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- Parents of five adoptive children were present in court on Thursday in support of a Catholic adoption agency in Michigan that is threatened with closure by a new state policy.
Aug 1, 2019 - 05:28 pm .- When the U.S. Supreme Court mandated legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the majority opinion argued that doing so “would pose no risk of harm” to those who disagreed with it.
Jul 18, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in the region, highlighting the value of human life and the importance of devolution.
May 28, 2019 - 01:56 pm .- The portion of a constitutional reform initiative seeking to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Mexico did not advance last week in the nation's legislature.
Dec 10, 2018 - 08:30 am .- A practicing Catholic, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer - known as AKK in the German press - was seen as the preferred choice of German chancellor and outgoing CDU leader Angela Merkel.
Nov 27, 2018 - 05:58 pm .- The people of Taiwan voted against the recognition of same-sex marriage in a series of referendums last weekend, reinforcing the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.
Oct 23, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein have appealed to the Supreme Court Oct. 23 after being fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian wedding.
Apr 18, 2018 - 03:04 am .- When Barronelle Stutzman took a stand for her Christian beliefs nearly five years ago, she never imagined that she would eventually be appealing to the US Supreme Court to defend her decision.
Mar 5, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland this August, a government minister has warned that the event should not express “intolerance” of LGBT groups or same-sex couples.
Feb 19, 2018 - 01:13 pm .- The British government has said it will not overrule a Bermudian law passed earlier this month which abolishes same-sex marriage, less than a year after the institution was imposed by a court decision.
Nov 15, 2017 - 11:25 am .- Following a postal survey showing support for same-sex marriage, Australia’s Catholic bishops said that the nation’s laws need to protect those who understand marriage as it has always been viewed.

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