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News Archive (2011)

DignityUSA Challenges Cardinal on what is “Catholic,” Stands in Solidarity with New Ways Ministry

Boston, MA, March 16, 2011. DignityUSA has issued a statement supporting the author of a booklet on marriage equality who has come under criticism from two members of the US Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

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Catholic laypeople lead fight for fairness

 MOUNT RANIER, MD, February 24, 2011—The Equally Blessed coalition salutes the members of the Maryland State Senate who today passed legislation that will end centuries of discrimination against same-sex couples and their families. We urge the state’s House of Delegates to pass the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act and send it to Governor Martin O’Malley for his signature.

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Equally Blessed applauds Governor Quinn’s integrity despite Church pressure


CHICAGO, IL, January 31, 2011—When Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (SB1716) bill into law this afternoon, Illinois families came much closer to fairness under state law, said Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholics working for civil and religious equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

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DignityUSA and Partners Ask Vatican to Condemn Anti-Gay Violence in Uganda

January 31, 2011

Dear Archbishop Chulikatt:

We write today as faithful Catholics who are deeply troubled by the violence and hatred being perpetrated on gay and lesbian people in Uganda. Just this week, activist David Kato was murdered brutally after a magazine published his photograph and a caption urging that he be killed.

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Catholic Gay Rights Coalition Asks Colorado Diocese to Reconsider 12-Step Program

Equally Blessed, a coalition of four Roman Catholic organizations that support full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families both in the church and in civil society, today called upon the Diocese of Colorado Springs to reconsider its decision to offer a 12-step program for LGBT Catholics in which participants are asked to state that they are “defective.”

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