Gay Marriage
DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) enacted September 21, 1996, is a United States federal law that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman. Like other controversial laws (i.e., Roe v Wade, ObamaCare), the debate continues over the definition of marriage in America. To add to the debate, the Obama Justice Department has taken the very unusual stance of saying it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. After the SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare, the Obama Administration has asked the Supreme Court for a quick review of gay marriage law. Keep up with the ongoing debate below. On June 26, 2013, The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote. The What you need to know about Marriage guide prepared by The Heritage Foundation answers the top 15 questions on the subject of marriage.

LGBTQ & the Catholic Church

from The Gray Area:

The relationship between the Catholic Church and the LGBTQ community is often misunderstood and regularly stated in error. Catholics, and for that matter all Christians, hate gay people. That is not true. The opposite is true.

Catholic Social Teaching and the Catechism, an almost 1,000 page book, explains this in clear detail, yet many Catholics, Christians and certainly the secular world, get it all wrong. The subtleties of Catholic teaching on the subject are totally missed or ignored, yet critically important to understanding.

This homily is as good an explanation on the subject as you can find. You owe it to yourself to take 16 minutes and listen.

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