Marriage General

A Pedestal Too High:
Is Marriage Too Good
For people?
SALT LAKE CITY, July 20 2013 -- Ciara Vesey is an enthusiastic and newly minted lawyer in Iowa who has no plans on getting married anytime soon, thank you very much. "It just comes down to time," she says. "I don't have the time to get to know someone for a year. Then get engaged. It's a 3-year process. I have to build my career."


Catholics For The Common Good Kathleen KanePenn. Attorney General Refuses
To Defend State Marriage Law

PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 13, 2013--The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it.


Andy Pugno, General Council Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund

Prop 8 Defense to CA Supremes
Compel State Officials
To Follow Constitution

Rule of Law Must Be Respected
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2013 --The Prop 8 legal defense team is back in court defending the will of the voters. This time it is in the California Supreme Court with a petition to restore the enforcement of Proposition 8 which is still part of the Constitution after having been placed there by California voters in 2008.


DOMA Decision Cited
To Block Michigan Law

DETROIT, MI., July 6, 2013--A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing the Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act.


Marriage Rulings Pose Obstacle Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Cordileone
To Church Teaching, Bishop Says

ROME, ITALY, July 3, 2013--The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about the nature of marriage, the archbishop of San Francisco has said.


Catholics For The Common Good Carrie Severino

Panelists Predict Widespread
Impact Of Marriage Rulings
WASHINGTON DC, July 3, 2013--Although the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage were narrowly constructed, legal experts say they will likely have far-reaching consequences for society.


Prop 8, Victim of Tyranny
The Undermining of Prop 8
Political Power Run Amuck

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013--I don’t think “tyranny” is too strong of a word for what has happened since I advised you that Prop 8 had not been overturned in my previous email last week. Court procedures have been ignored, the Governor and Attorney General have exceeded their authority, and counties all around California have been marrying same-sex couples in violation of the California Constitution as amended by the voters of California in 2008. Proposition 8 remains in effect, but state constitutional officers are ignoring it, seemingly with impunity. It is outrageous.


Catholics For The Common Good Cardinal DolanUS Bishops: Court Ruling Cannot
Change Essence Of Marriage

WASHINGTON DC, June 28, 2013--In the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, the bishops of the U.S. are calling on the faithful to work to strengthen marriage and witness to its true meaning.


Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Broglio
Of Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON DC, June 27, 2013--After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the need to respect religious liberty in the United States.


Catholics For The Common Good Daniels and HendershottRedefining Marriage Is Not
Inevitable, Analysts Say

WASHINGTON DC, June 26, 2013--Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage,” experts in law and sociology said they do not believe the national discussion on the matter is over.


US Supreme Court Marriage Decisions DOMA Prop 8

Prop 8 NOT Overturned
Condolences for Marriage Premature
DOMA Ramifications Are Broad
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2013--The US Bishops issued a statement calling today’s Supreme Court decisions a “profound injustice,” and a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.” The Supreme Court overturned the federal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and failed to make a decision on the merits of Prop 8 leaving the will of California voters in jeopardy on a technicality. These are significant challenges, but we must not become discouraged or lose hope. 


Pending Supreme Court
Marriage Decisions
WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2013 -- Any day, the Supreme Court of the United States will announce its decision on two cases that will have a bearing on the future of marriage for the entire country. CCG will be providing its the best possible analysis to its members and subscribers as soon as our lawyers have a chance to study the decisions. Here is a little primer on what we will be considering.


Costly Weddings Could Be Catholics For The Common Good Bride and Groom
Crippling For New Marriages

DENVER, CO, June 15, 2013--Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.


Catholics For The Common Good Cardinal GeorgeBlack Democrats and Catholic Church
Stop Gay Marriage In Illinois

CHICAGO, IL, June 11, 2013--What same-sex marriage advocates won in the Illinois Senate on Valentine’s Day 2013 was just reversed.  After weeks and months of hard work to accomplish what should have been easy, gay Democrat sponsor Greg Harris could not muster the votes, while Democrat Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan, did not even call for a vote to establish same-sex marriage in Illinois. 


Catholics For The Common Good Bishop PaprockiState Lacks Authority To
Redefine Marriage, Says Bishop

PHOENIX, AZ, June 7, 2013--Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state, which has the authority to recognize, but not redefine, the fundamental social institution.




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