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Maryland Catholics Working Against Church

Every morning, we receive media alerts about Catholic Advocate. This morning a clip arrived mentioning a “Catholic advocate” who was organizing Catholics in Baltimore for Marriage. We opened the link with the hope of encouragement about Maryland Catholics working together …

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House Reaffirms support for Defense of Marriage Act

Hours after President Obama’s Oval Office interview when he announced support for same-sex marriage, the House of Representatives passed an amendment that would prevent money from being used to litigate against the Defense of Marriage Act. 48% of Catholics in …

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President Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy Against Teachings of Catholic Church

Catholic Advocate President Matt Smith issued the following statement in response to President Obama “affirming” he believes same-sex marriage should be legal during an interview with ABC News today: “Once again, the President is spending time advancing an anti-Catholic agenda. …

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Two Victories for Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage advocates made progress in Maine and Maryland on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Read about what happened and see how you can take action to defend marriage.

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Questions for Archdiocese of Boston Official Appearing with Rep. Barney Frank

Catholic Advocate Vice President Matt Smith today issued the following statement regarding the panel discussion “Truth, Lies and Politics” being held this evening, Jan. 3, in Newton, Massachusetts at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. The event has been promoted in …

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Archbishop Dolan Defends Marriage in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), a Catholic, submitted the Marriage Equality Act on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the State of New York. In a written statement announcing the bill, Governor Cuomo said: …

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Defending DOMA and the Future of the Culture War

Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, asks aloud about the direction of the culture war.  Gallagher warns against culture war fatigue not only because the battle over traditional marriage is far from over but because of what …

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Court Strikes Down California’s Proposition 8

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By Matt Smith Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled Wednesday, August 4, 2010, that California’s Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriages in California after the state Supreme Court legalized them, is unconstitutional. Proposition 8 passed with 52 percent of …

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BREAKING: Activist Judge Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

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Thursday, July 8, 2010, Federal District Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Constitutional right of married same-sex couples to equal protection under the law and upends the federal government’s long history …

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