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The charitable agency Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois in Belleville has petitioned to join a lawsuit filed by the Catholic Charities agency in Springfield, Peoria and Joliet, Illinois. The suit seeks relief against efforts by the Illinois attorney general’s office and […]

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In a landmark legal brief that reads more like one from the ACLU or a gay legal group, the U.S. Justice Department argues that homosexuals exhibit immutable characteristics, have suffered a history of discrimination and that the federal government’s marriage […]

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Homosexual New York Episcopalians will be allowed on Sunday to get married by priests in Brooklyn and Queens, but not in the Bronx or Manhattan or on Staten Island; in Syracuse but not in Albany, reports the New York Times. […]

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When New York state Senator James Alesi announced to gay “marriage” supporters recently that his priest “embraced” him at mass after he cast his vote for gay “marriage,” he failed to mention one important point – his priest and his […]

By Dan Wiessner Reuters HUDSON, New York (Reuters) – A town clerk in western New York has resigned to avoid being forced to sign marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, citing religious objections to same-sex marriage. Laura Fotusky, the […]

By KEVIN ECKSTROM Religion News Service WASHINGTON — House lawmakers voted Thursday (July 7) to order the Pentagon to uphold the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. In an amendment to a larger […]

A senior adviser to the Vatican, who is a theology professor in Detroit, blasted the Catholic governor of New York for his strong backing of same-sex marriage, saying that he should be punished for his “brazen” violation of Catholicism by […]

By Elizabeth Tenety ~ from the Washington Post’s On Faith New York’s state’s Catholic bishops continue to blast the state’s passage of homosexual marriage this week, with one bishop calling on Catholic schools and other institutions to shun lawmakers in protest […]

Top Catholic leaders in New York have wasted no time in voicing their continued opposition to gay marriage since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that allowed same-sex couples to marry into law on Friday. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the state’s […]

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, who will officially announce her run for president Monday, said today she would support a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and woman, thereby overturning New York’s new law legalizing gay marriage. […]

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