Today, Washington became the 7th U.S. state (and eighth jurisdiction) to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the marriage equality bill into law at a statehouse signing ceremony in Olympia.
Today, marriage equality advocates in Maine delivered 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in support of placing a Citizens Initiative on the state's 2012 election ballot that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry.
Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom reminds the Roman Catholic bishops that they have been champions of human rights for American citizens in the past, and calls on them to pause and reflect on their position regarding marriage equality for the people of Minnesota.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was held in Baltimore last week. Many in the media responded to the claims by Catholic leadership that the church's religious freedom needs to be protected because of marriage equality.