Should religious organizations that receive public subsidies and take special tax breaks be allowed to discriminate against couples of the same gender? Yes, declare 39 religious leaders in an open letter (PDF) to “all Americans” released last week.
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The Human Rights Campaign’s watchdog project NOM Exposed, which tracks the spending and lobbying activities of the National Organization for Marriage, recently revised its strategy. According to a leader on the project, HRC believes NOM’s focus in 2012 will be centered on the national stage to ensure that same-sex marriage remains a primary issue in the presidential race; thus NOM Exposed will be closely following NOM’s federal election activities.
“There ought not be open dissension on this issue,” is the message the Catholic hierarchy is telling priests in Minnesota — “this issue” being same-sex marriage.
In 2010, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a tax-exempt nonprofit fighting legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., reported the highest individual donations it has received since its inception in 2007, according to NOM’s most recent income disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service. Just two individuals contributed more than $6 million to the organization’s political arm, accounting for about two-thirds of NOM’s 2010 revenue. Single donations less than $5,000 covered only 8 percent of reported revenue.
Delegates setting the resolutions for the Knights of Columbus (K of C) again voted to defend traditional marriage and the “sacredness of human life” at the group’s 129th Supreme Convention held in Denver this week. With both controversial issues seen as the most important topics to many of the delegates, some secular and Catholic groups are concerned their agenda is a step in the wrong direction for civil rights.
Stephen Colbert satirically skewered Talisman Energy’s “Talisman Terry” coloring book character Monday night, following the sad tale to its conclusion with the loveable “frack-osaurus” ultimately lighting himself on fire in a natural-gas-contaminated shower scene.
State Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, declined to comment about his views on abortion in a New York Times article Wednesday, saying people weren’t really asking about the issue this election year.
However, the 4th Congressional District candidate has not only…
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, introduced legislation in the House of Representatives yesterday that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Opponents of the repeal, including U.S.Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, are asserting that the bill’s passage represents an…
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has signed on as a lead co-sponsor of legislation that will be introduced next week to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage exclusively as the union between one man and one…
Vermont became the first state to establish same-sex marriage rights through a vote by a state legislature Tuesday morning — and the second state in a week to legalize gay marriage after the Iowa Supreme Court threw out a state law restricting marriage to a man and a woman in a ruling Friday.
The vote in the Vermont House of Representatives was a nail-biter: Lawmakers tossed Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of legislation allowing gay marriage by a single vote, 100-49, with a two-thirds majority required to quash the veto. Earlier Tuesday morning, the Vermont Senate overrode the veto 23-5.