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    Cardinal George issues letter urging Catholics to oppose Illinois gay marriage bill

    By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune - January 1, 2013

    Chicago's Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops officially entered Illinois' gay marriage fray Tuesday, issuing a letter that urges parishioners to contact state legislators and voice opposition to a legalization bill that could face a vote this week.

    "Civil laws that establish 'same-sex marriage' create a legal fiction," George and the bishops wrote in a letter sent to priests Tuesday. "The state has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible." [Read Full Story]


    Catholic group seeks to defend gay marriage ban

    By Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune - July 2, 2012

    A Chicago-based public interest law group that opposes same-sex marriage has filed a motion in Cook County Circuit Court asking to intervene and defend the state’s marriage law against a pair of lawsuits filed in May.

    The lawsuits — filed by the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois — claim the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Illinois Constitution’s equal protection and due process clauses. [Read Full Story]


    Gay Rights Group Takes Out Ad Demanding Cardinal’s Resignation

    By CBS Chicago - December 30, 2011

    CHICAGO — A gay rights advocacy group is placing a full page ad on the Chicago Tribune, taking Francis Cardinal George to task for his remarks comparing the “gay liberation movement” to the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to resign immediately.

    The ad takes Cardinal George to task for remarks he made last week on Fox Chicago News. They came after leaders at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 708 W. Belmont Ave., complained that the Gay Pride Parade next year would disrupt their Sunday mass as a new route took the floats and marchers right past the church for the first time.