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Reacting to the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8, Cardinal Timothy Dolan declared, “The future of marriage and the well-being of our society hang in the balance.” Some church leaders suggested that the court’s actions would return the issue of same-sex marriage to the individual states.
Activity in the states around same-sex marriage is heating up. Read what’s happening from California and Washington to New Jersey and Maryland.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, is asking President Obama to end the administration’s campaign against the federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and woman.
Arguing in support of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the U.S. Bishops reject the claim that it constitutes unjust discrimination. Rather, DOMA recognizes the intrinsic nature of marriage as between one man and one woman. Several interfaith leaders joined Catholic representatives in asking the House of Representatives to defend DOMA.
A bill to legalize civil unions has been approved by the Illinois Senate and House and the Governor is expected to sign it in early January. The Illinois Catholic Conference said it regrets the bill’s passage.
With a July 15 vote by its Senate, Argentina became the first nation in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote meant that married same-sex couples would be accorded the same rights and responsibilities as heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children.
The U.S. Catholic Bishops have launched a new initiative to help people understand why marriage can only be the union of one man and one woman. The initiative, “Marriage: Unique for a Reason,” includes a series of videos, catechetical materials and a website.
The first same-sex weddings under the District of Columbia’s new same-sex marriage law were performed the second week of March. The capital city became the sixth U.S. jurisdiction in which same-sex marriages currently are legal, joining the states of Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Archdiocese of Washington opposed enactment of the District […]
Why does the Catholic Church teach that marriage can exist only between a man and a woman? Marriage, as both a natural institution and a sacred union, is rooted in God’s plan for creation. The truth that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman is woven deeply into the human spirit. The […]
David Gibson discusses why the location of a Catholic wedding matters, marriages that thrive, the meaning of love or sexuality, the new economics of marriage, and much more.
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What new Vatican bioethics instruction says to married couples; Bishops reflect on same-sex marriage vote and dignity of homosexual persons; Pope Benedict XVI’s post-Christmas reflection on marriage and family; Couples, families and individuals: The Christmas of the economic crisis; Marriage at its best.