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    Entries in Marriage Equality (2)

    Tuesday
    Dec112012

    Bishop's Claims Fail to Derail Marriage Equality in Uruguay

    By Peter Montgomery, Religion Dispatches Magazine - December 11, 2012

    On Tuesday night, the House of Deputies in Uruguay voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality. The marriage equality bill is also expected to pass the Senate easily; President Jose Mujica has pledged to sign it into law. Uruguay will soon join Argentina, which legalized marriage between same-sex couples in 2010.

    As in Argentina, marriage equality advanced in Uruguay over the objections of the Catholic hierarchy. Bishop Jaime Fuentes said last month, in language that will be familiar to marriage equality advocates in the U.S., that “children have a right to be raised by a father and mother, by birth or adoption.” [Read Full Story]

    Friday
    Oct192012

    Catholic Church donating unprecedented funds to stop gay marriage

    By Carrie Mihalcik, Current.com - October 19, 2012

    What ever happened to love thy neighbor?

    The Catholic Church is pouring unprecedented funds into campaigns fighting marriage equality in the four states where the issue is on the ballot — Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington.

    Both the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal organization within the church, have spent at least $1.1 million fighting marriage equality in these states, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign. Public filings show that dioceses from across the country are sending money to anti-equality organizations in the states. [Read Full Story]