Tag Archive | same-sex civil unions

Opinion: Pope’s ‘yes’ to same-sex civil unions could mean more equal Catholic Church

Opinion: Pope’s ‘yes’ to same-sex civil unions could mean more equal Catholic Church

By Francis DeBernardo Gene and Bill had been partners for more than 50 years when I first heard their story. The two men met and fell in love when they were both 22. Because of the socially oppressive climate, it was not safe to live together as a couple, so they moved in as ‘roommates’. […]

Vatican condemns Catholic radio that said quakes were God’s wrath for gay law

Vatican condemns Catholic radio that said quakes were God’s wrath for gay law

VATICAN CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Friday condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station that said a series of earthquakes that hit Italy in the past three months was “God’s punishment” for the country approving same-sex civil unions. “These remarks are offensive for believers and scandalous for non-believers,” Deputy Secretary of State Archbishop […]

Aruba: Same-sex Civil Unions Approved By Parliament

Aruba: Same-sex Civil Unions Approved By Parliament

Lawmakers in Aruba have voted to grant same-sex couples the right to register their unions and receive benefits granted to married people on the Dutch Caribbean island. Parliament voted 11-5 with four abstentions late Thursday to amend civil code regulations related to marriage to cover same-sex unions. Those articles include such things as the right […]