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Religious Leaders Voice Shared Commitment to Protect Marriage
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2010) — Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States have come together to express their commitment toward the protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In an open letter released today, entitled “The Protection of Marriage: A Shared Commitment,” leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Sikh communities in the United States affirmed the importance of preserving marriage’s unique meaning.


Primer for 9th Circuit Oral Arguments
Prop 8 Appeal Hearing to be Televised: Monday, December 6
SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2010 -- What are the issues in the case? What is important to look for? This case has the potential to be the Roe v. Wade for marriage with national consequences.


Unique Points Made on Reality of Marriage
CCG 9th Circuit Amicus Brief - Part 1

Prop 8 Voters Rational for Defining Marriage to Recognize Reality
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2010 -- The Amicus Brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Prop 8 case was unique amongst the briefs filed. First the brief attempted to resolve the sources of confusion that Judge Walker and so many people have today about issues related to marriage and family by focusing on simple realities. While Judge Walker contended that voters were irrational to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman in Prop 8, CCG demonstrated that Prop 8 merely recognized the reality that marriage unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from their union. There is a public interest in recognizing that reality.


Pope's Words Used to Challenge Walker's Decision
CCG 9th Circuit Amicus Brief Summary Part 2
Walker Wrong to Make People of Faith "Strangers to the Laws"
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2010 -- One might argue that it would be inappropriate to quote a religious source in an appeal for a court decision that says religion is harmful to gays and lesbians and people who base their public policy decisions on religious briefs are bigots. However, given that Pope Benedict XVI had addressed on his recent trip to the United Kingdom we believe there could not be a better way of making our point to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Ilinois Passes Same-Sex Civil Union Bill
Catholic Gov. to Sign It
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, December 2, 2010 - Brushing off the objections of his Catholic bishop, the governor of Illinois has vowed to sign into law a bill that the Senate passed Wednesday, allowing same-sex couples to receive marriage-like benefits.


ACTION - PRAYER

National Call for Prayer/Novena
Oral Arguments for Prop 8 Appeal on December 6

Join the Prayer Brigade to Save Marriage
Ask Others to Join You
SAN FRANCISCO, November 24, 2010 -- On December 6, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear oral arguments in a case that could be the Roe v. Wade of marriage. On December 6, attorneys representing the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund will ask a three judge panel to overturn last August's decision by Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker that solely recognizing marriage between a man and a woman as valid is irrational and only can be attributable to bigotry.


Prop 8 Case could be the Roe v. Wade for Marriage -- Archbishop Kurtz
Marriage Top USCCB Priority
BALTIMORE, November 16, 2010  -- Saying "today is like 1970 for marriage," Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., urged his fellow bishops Nov. 15 to look at the challenges to traditional marriage as if they could see Roe v. Wade on the horizon. He likened the situation for laws about marriage to the period just before Roe legalized abortion in 1973. "If you had seen Roe v. Wade coming three years out, what would you have done differently?"


An ecological blind spot
Contraceptives are polluting women's bodies and the environment,
but who cares?

There is a huge effort today to protect the physical environment from the unintended effects of human activity. We have international agreements and national policies to reduce global warming by curbing excess carbon, produced as human beings pursue their material wellbeing.


Gay Groups Target DOMA with New Lawsuits
NEW YORK, November 10, 2010  – Two more lawsuits have been launched against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), bringing even more legal pressure to bear on the beleaguered marriage law.


Bad Night for Marriage in California
Anti-Marriage Candidates Elected in California
Good Progress Elsewhere

SAN FRANCISCO, November 3, 2010 With the election results in California, Equality California, proponents of redefining marriage to accommodate same-sex couples, must be dancing in the streets. It appears that in state-wide offices, top to bottom, active proponents of same-sex “marriage” were elected. Governor-elect Jerry Brown is the current attorney general who refused to defend Prop 8 in the state constitution as passed by the voters. The lieutenant governor-elect is Gavin Newsom, the current San Francisco Mayor who illegally started marrying same-sex couples in 2004 and is infamous for the quote, "It's going to happen, whether you like it or not.”


UK Christian Couple Banned from Fostering
Takes Fight to High Court
LONDON, November 1, 2010 – A UK Christian couple is fighting their local government in the High Court over a decision to bar them from becoming foster parents because of their faith and their opposition to the homosexualist ideology. The case was heard by the High Court, sitting in Nottingham, today.


Woman Seeks Identity of Anonymous Sperm-Donor Father
VANCOUVER, BC, October 26, 2010 – In a case showing the painful consequences faced by children conceived through artificial reproduction, a British Columbia woman is petitioning the courts to find out the identity of her father, an anonymous sperm donor.


Court Allows San Francisco County ResolutionThat
Condemns Catholicism as 'Insulting,' 'Hateful'
SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2010 -- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has shakily allowed to stand a resolution by the city government of San Francisco that lambasted the Vatican as "meddl[ing]" and "insult[ing]" for reaffirming its teaching against homosexual adoption, and which urged Church officials to disobey the Magisterium.


New Study:
Children Raised by Homosexual Parents More Likely to Identify as Gay

MANHATTAN, Kansas, October 25, 2010  -- A study due out next month has found that children raised by homosexual parents are far more likely to identify as homosexual themselves.


Push to Use Immigration 'Reform' to Advance Same-sex Marriage
WASHINGTON,
Oct. 18, 2010 -- Bishop  John Wester of Salt Lake City has warned U.S. Senators that support by the USCCB for any immigration reform bill would be jeopardized by including "permanent partner" status for unmarried couples including same-sex couples.




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