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Press Release Archive (1999)

Gay Catholics Dismayed and Angry at Vatican Authorities

Washington, DC - July 13, 1999 - DignityUSA is dismayed and angry at the decision of Vatican authorities to "permanently prohibit from any pastoral work involving homosexual persons" Sister Jeanine Gramick and Father Robert Nugent co-founders of New Ways Ministry.

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California Catholic Bishops are Guilty of "Political Homophobia" in their Support of Anti Same Sex Marriage Initiative

Washington, DC, November 8, 1999 — DignityUSA, a voice for lesbian and gay Catholics nationwide, believes that California's Catholic bishops are guilty of "political homophobia" in their support of a state-wide ballot initiative which would define marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

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Gay Catholics Celebrate Vermont Supreme Court Decision

Washington, DC, December 20, 1999 — DignityUSA, the nation's foremost independent voice of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, applauds the Supreme Court of Vermont for its recognition that gay and lesbian couples should be accorded the same rights and benefits as traditionally married couples. President Mary Louise Cervone said, "The Supreme Court's decision recognizes the discrimination long faced by same sex couples, and is a giant step towards reversing this historical injustice.

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