Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is facing a constitutional challenge in Federal Court in Philadelphia. Attorneys for a lesbian woman who was “married” to her partner in Canada have petitioned the court to declare Pennsylvania’s marriage law to be unconstitutional. (COZEN
Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States have come together to express their commitment toward the protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In an open letter released today, entitled “The Protection of Marriage: A Shared Commitment
Health care reform. Abortion. Adoption. Gay marriage. Education. These are among top issues tracked by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in the 2009-2010 legislative session. What happened and where do we go from here?
Cardinal Francis George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, decried the August 4 decision of a federal judge to overturn California voters’ 2008 initiative that protected marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider the Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Introduced as SB 707, the bill proposes an amendment to the state constitution: Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid and recognized as a m
The Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment has been reintroduced by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) as Senate Bill 707. This bill, which if passed by a majority in two consecutive legislative sessions and ratified by a statewide voter referendum, would amend the Pennsylvania Cons
The U.S. bishops applauded the decision of voters in Maine to repeal a state law allowing same-sex “marriage.” The position of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was stated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the Bishops’ Ad
It is easy to understand the private and intimate nature of marriage between a husband and wife. Reality TV aside, most of us can clearly draw the line between our public and private lives. It is more difficult to describe the public significance of marriage. What do we really know
With the status of marriage in America today, some wonder if we are going the wrong way when proposing a constitutional amendment to protect and maintain marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Amy Hill, Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, disc
With the status of marriage in America today, some wonder if we are going the wrong way when proposing a constitutional amendment to protect and maintain marriage as the union of one man and one woman.