Gov. Chris Gregoire is the 3rd Catholic Governor in a Row to Champion Marriage Equality

By: Friday January 6, 2012 11:10 pm

In announcing her strong support for marriage equality, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) joins not only a majority of Washington voters but a supermajority of American Catholics who support civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Roman Catholics make up about 16% of the population in Washington state, many of whom live in the Puget [...]

Someone Has a Golden Plank in His Eye

By: Monday December 26, 2011 10:04 am

During the Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season…  All well and good, except that he did this while wearing gold brocade, sitting on a golden throne surrounded by golden trappings, holding up a book festooned [...]

A whiff of the desperate from Archbishop Timothy Dolan

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 4:49 pm

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan is apparently in a flop sweat over the new reality that a majority of Catholics support the right of same-sex couples to marry. In the wake of the marriage equality law passing in New York — with the help of the state’s Roman Catholic Governor and legislators — Dolan [...]

NY Senator Mark Grisanti: I can’t find a legal reason to oppose same-sex marriage

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 2:21 pm

New York state Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo) joined three other Republicans voting for the Marriage Equality Act Friday evening.  The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 33-29 and has already been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. Sen. Grisanti, a Roman Catholic, was the very picture of integrity last night as he [...]

The Roman Catholic Church indulges in moral relativism on civil unions

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 4:40 pm

The opposition of the Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy to marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is legendary.  Not only does the Catholic Church lobby for anti-equality constitutional amendments and against marriage equality laws, it has been known to fundraise for those efforts and circulate referendum petitions during Holy Mass while the [...]

Washington’s Bishops: Repealing Domestic Partnerships is "Justified Discrimination"

By: Monday July 6, 2009 10:00 am

The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC), which “represents the Catholic Bishops of the State of Washington on issues of public policy”, has posted a link to this notice on the main page of their website (hyperlinks are mine). Repealing Domestic Partner Benefits Passed by the 2009 Legislature, SSB 5688 granted all of the rights of [...]

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