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News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

Prominent N.Y. same-sex marriage opponent’s son backs issue

The son of a New York lawmaker who vehemently opposes marriage rights for same-sex couples on Wednesday announced he now supports nuptials for gays and lesbians.

“My decision, which comes after years of thought and reflection on the issue, is informed by the experiences I have had with close friends, family and loved ones,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., said in a statement.

The Washington Blade
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March 28, 2013

Los Angeles Rallies for Marriage Equality

On Sunday, March 24, the LGBT community gathered on the west steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for a candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality. Gay and lesbian couples and families told their personal stories of love and commitment as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear testimonies in the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and Proposition 8 cases this week.

Cautions on Pope Francis and recognition of gay unions

As the world comes to know more about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the man who is now Pope Francis, new details about his background in Argentina are emerging. On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that ahead of a fractious debate in his country over gay marriage, then-Cardinal Bergoglio floated civil recognition of same-sex unions as a possible compromise.

National Catholic Reporter
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March 22, 2013
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