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Marriage and Family

Iowa Supreme Court overturns state marriage law

In a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court today held that Iowa’s defense of marriage statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the Iowa Constitution. The decision effectively legalizes gay marriage in that state.
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Lancaster Couple Enjoys Everyday Experiences of Raising Son from Philippines

Roderick and Wendi Oliveros know that waiting can be the most difficult part of the international adoption process. But they're also quick to point out that bringing a child home is more than worth the months of longing and anticipation.
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Personal Service is Foundation for Catholic Charities’ International Adoption Program

Catholic Charities Adoption Services and Specialized Foster Care staff members need only look at the pictures on the walls and the photographs tacked to the bulletin boards at their Harrisburg office as a reminder of what their work is all about – placing children into the lovin
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Religious liberty threatened by sexual orientation bill

In a fast track maneuver, legislation with the potential to threaten religious liberty narrowly advanced from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee with a 12 to 11 vote on March 11, 2009. The bill, known as HB 300, would add “sexual orientation and
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On the Horizon – Winter 2009 Viewpoint

The Winter 2009 edition of Viewpoint outlines PCC’s comprehensive list of legislative priorities. Issues cover a wide range of categories: Catholic Education, Religious Liberty,Life and the Dignity of the Human Person, Marriage and Family, Social Justice, Health Care, and more.
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Gay Marriage: It Could Happen Here

“It won’t happen here.” Opponents of a marriage protection amendment and those just reluctant to take up the controversial issue have echoed this phrase throughout the debate in Pennsylvania. They say the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which became a Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment Debated in Harrisburg

“What is marriage in the state of Pennsylvania?”Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage, asked this question at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on SB 1250 – the Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment. Gallagher was the fi
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Tough Questions about PA Marriage Protection Amendment

Although nearly 70% of Pennsylvanians support an amendment to Pennsylvania’s Constitution defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman, many are asking tough questions about the issue.Amending the state constitution to protect marriage is not unique to Pennsylvan
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National Expert Explains Why Marriage Is Worth Protecting

Are you a bigot? Most of us would answer no. Same-sex marriage proponents argue there is no morally relevant difference between their relationships and marriage between a husband and wife; to believe otherwise you are a bigot. That is their opinion. But, if same-sex marriages, sometim
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