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News Archive (1998)

Gay Catholics Disappointed by Ballot Results in Hawaii and Alaksa

Washington, DC - November 4, 1998 - DignityUSA, the nation's largest and oldest organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, is disappointed by the decisions of Hawaii and Alaska voters to not respect the rights of all citizens, regardless of sexual orientation.

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Attachment 4: Cover letter sent to Pope John Paul II

International Movement We Are Church (IMWAC)
Movimiento Internacional Somos Iglesia (IMWAC)

Luigi de Paoli
Noi Siamo Chiesa
Via U. Vivaldi, 10
I-00122 Roma
Tel.: ++39-(0)6-56 47 06 68
Fax: ++39-(0)6-56 47 06 68
e-mail: luigi.depaoli@eurodatabank.com

Maureen Fiedler, SL
National Coordinator,
Catholics Speak Out
P.O. Box 5206
Hyattsville, MD 20782 USA
Tel.: ++1-(0)301.699-0042
Fax: ++1-(0)301-864-2182

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“A Pope for the Time to Come”

U.S. Gay Catholics Join Over 140 International Groups in Issuing Challenging Statement About Leadership in the Roman Catholic Church

Washington, D.C., October 15, 1998 — For the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election as the head of the Roman Catholic faith community, over 140 groups in 27 countries, including DignityUSA, have issued a statement entitled A Pope for the Time to Come: Bishop of Rome and Universal Pastor.

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Gay Catholics Saddened by Alaska Catholic Bishops' Endorsement of Marriage Amendment

Washington, DC - October 1, 1998 - DignityUSA is disappointed that the Catholic bishops of Alaska have chosen to publicly and aggressively support a state constitutional amendment that legalizes discrimination of same-sex couples in civil marriage.

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Gay Catholics Work to Stop Hate Crimes

"Solidarity Sunday is just what we need to help stop hate crimes against lesbians and gay men!"
— From an anonymous letter

Washington, DC — October 1, 1998 — DignityUSA, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their friends, announces the fourth annual observance of Solidarity Sunday on October 4, 1998.

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