Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is getting much media attention for a letter to parishioners in which he condemns civil marriage equality for same-gender couples in the state of Illinois. But there's another element to this story that deserves the same amount of media attention.
Laurie Higgins is an extremely vehement opponent of LGBT rights. But how did The New York Times cite the IFI and Laurie in a Christmas weekend article covering the fight for marriage equality in Illinois? See for yourself.
On Friday, while the rest of the country was going purple in support of LGBT young people on Spirit Day, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois was sending the exact opposite message to transgender students.
Roman Catholic leaders throughout the United States continue to demonstrate that they will not support equality for LGBT people, despite widespread support among American Catholics. The next leader of the Catholic Church in San Francisco was recently announced as Salvatore Cordileone, one of the architects of Proposition 8. Meanwhile, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle both reiterated their opposition to marriage equality in public statements.