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Catholic Church Threatens District of Columbia Over Gay Marriage Bill

According to the Washington Post, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC is threatening to withdraw all social services from the District of Columbia (DC) if the city does not change it’s proposed same-sex marriage law.

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Michigan Legislator Calls for Repeal of Gay Marriage Ban

Following up on a June surprise, Michigan House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes on Wednesday announced she had introduced legislation to roll back a 2004 constitutional amendment which bans same-sex marriage in the state.

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What Is the Message From This Election? Ultraconservatives Are Emboldened

Only time will tell how this this week’s election and phase of ultra-conservatism among Republicans will play out. What do you predict–and how should pro-choice, pro-reproductive justice advocates respond? Let us know.

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Huckabee is Back

The Values Voters Summit weighs in: Mike Huckabee is the preferred GOP candidate for 2012 presidential run.

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Anti-choice ‘Electoral Hit List’ Targets Twelve Democrats

After dropping out of sight for several months, Marilyn Musgrave resurfaced in March at the national antiabortion political advocacy group, the Susan B. Anthony List, to run opposition campaigns against 12 pro-choice lawmakers.

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Abortion is THE Issue for Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell’s position on abortion is not incidental to his career as a politician; it’s central, and it’s also extreme.

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What “Catholic Spain” Really Looks Like

Jason Webb creates false divisions by placing the Church at the center of political discourse in Spain—by depicting it as a great force that you’re either for or against.

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Vermont Parochial School Sniffs Out Pro-Choice Director, Cancels Anti-Racism Event

This is not the first time a Catholic individual or organization has allowed intolerance to interfere with the Church’s message on loving our (black, gay, poor) neighbors, but it’s particularly embarrassing in this case.

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Vermont’s Civil Wars of Ideology

It is wonderful that several states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry. It was even more special that Vermont was able to pass the legislation without a court-ordered mandate.

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The New, Progressive Spain

Legalized abortion in Catholic Spain?  Maybe the times really are changing.

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