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Vatican newspaper compares marriage equality to communism

Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and in Europe, the Catholic Church has intensified its increasingly uphill battle against gay marriage. The latest salvo came on Monday (Dec. 17), with a front-page article in the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.

Religion News Service
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December 21, 2012

Pope takes anti-gay marriage stance to new level

The pope took his opposition to gay marriage to new heights Friday, denouncing what he described as people manipulating their God-given gender to suit their sexual choices — and destroying the very “essence of the human creature” in the process.

Associated Press
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December 21, 2012

Possible Defense Nominee Faulted for Record on LGBT Issues

Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska senator on President Obama’s short list for defense secretary, came under fire again on Thursday, this time for his record on gay rights and remarks he made 14 years ago about an openly gay nominee for a diplomatic post.

The New York Times
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December 21, 2012
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FA says gay footballers should not be afraid to come out

Britain's Football Association is urging gay players to come out, saying they shouldn't be afraid to be open about their sexuality. FA chairman David Bernstein said the governing body's action plan to tackle homophobia in the sport means players should have the confidence to be openly gay.

Gay Star News
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December 21, 2012
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