Marriage Reality Articles

Experts Predict
Erosion of Society, Religious Liberty

If DOMA Is Repealed
-- Marriage advocates are warning that a repeal of the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act could have disastrous consequences for the nation, including the further erosion of religious liberty and a continued effort to legalize multiple-partner relationships.


ACTION Competed
SB 598 passed 10-8

Repeal of DOMA Hearing Set for Nov. 10
Threatens Marriage Nationally
Call or Write U.S. Senate Committee Members

WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2011 (updated Nov 4)-- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has called a hearing for November 10 on California Senator Diane Feinstein's bill to repeal the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act. It is important to understand the consequences of this bill and its impact on marriage across the country. (NOTE: the hearing and vote has been changed from November 3 to November 10.)


Hear Bill May on
"From the Front Lines of the Culture War"

with Charles LiMandri
Reshaping the dialogue about marriage and family to reflect their indisputable human reality.


ACTION Completed
Bill Signed by Governor
Gardasil AB 499 California parental rights issue similar to the one Rick Perry faced in Texas

Veto on AB 499 a Realistic Possibility
If Enough People Call the Governor Now
New Research Reveals Waste and Subterfuge
SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2011-- These days, Governor Brown’s phone (916-445-2841) is often busy as thousands are calling for his veto of AB 499. It is an outrageous attack on parental rights and responsibility that would let interest groups like Planned Parenthood go, without their parents’ knowledge, directly to children as young as 12 years old and talk them into being vaccinated with Gardasil, a vaccine for preventing 4 strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.


Judge Allows Illinois to
Cut off Catholic Charities' Foster Care

SPRINGFIELD, IL -- An Illinois judge has ruled that the state has the right to end its foster care partnership with Catholic Charities in four dioceses, despite the Church ministry's contention that it was being dropped on religious grounds.


More Than 40% Children
Spend Time in Cohabitating Households
NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2011 -- Family instability continues to grow in the U.S. despite falling divorce rates for families with children. Researchers say an increase in cohabitation is part of the problem, adding that society's "retreat from marriage" harms children and has particularly hurt poor and working-class communities.


Babies for Sale, Buyers Beware
SAN RAMON, CA, August 17, 2011-- Infertility can bring much heartache to couples desperately wanting a baby. Sadly, desperation opens the door for exploitation. Recently, two high-profile surrogacy attorneys, Theresa Erickson and Hilary Neiman, were caught exploiting surrogates, stealing from California taxpayers, and, most horrifically, selling babies.


Gov Signed Bill

CA Bill Redefines Fatherhood
Governor Signs into Law
SAN FRANCISCO, Updated August 6, 2011-- AB 1349, a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to unmarried mothers was signed into law by California Governor Edmund Brown, Jr on August 5. It undermines the entire notion of natural parenthood. It also undermines the rights of fathers and the internationally recognized right of every child to know and, as far as possible, be cared for by his or her biological mother and father.


Gov Signed Bill
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CA SB 48 to Sexualize K-12 Public School Students
Ask for Governor's Veto
Must Decide by July 19
SACRAMENTO, updated July 11, 2011 -- SB 48, a bill that would change California textbooks and curriculum to bring the sexuality of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people to the attention of students K-12 in social studies is so bad, even the LA Times has editorialized against it. It has passed the Senate and landed on the Governor's desk today. He must sign or veto it by July 19.


National Catholic Register / EWTN

New York Redefinition of Marriage:
A Prophetic Sign of the Times 
NEW YORK, NY, July 7, 2011--The state of New York redefined marriage to accommodate same-sex couples on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. This may have been a prophetic occurrence, as one recalls: “John the Baptist did not lose his head because he protested against Roman occupation or other social injustices,” as Jesuit Father George Schultze once reminded me. “He lost his head because he pointed out that Herod had no ‘right’ to marry his brother’s wife. This was against the law. This was the prophetic statement that was most challenging to Herod, and it dealt directly with marriage and the nature of family.” Read more


Archbishop Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

Archbishop Gomez:
We Need to Stand up for Parents and Families

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 --There was a time not too long ago, when American society encouraged family values and tried to strengthen the bonds of parents and children. Recent events in our state and nation remind us that’s not always the case anymore.


Bishop Savatore Cordileone, Bishop of Oakland, Chair USCCB Subcommittee on Promotion and Defense of Marriage,  CCG Adviser

Bishop Cordileone Expresses Grave Disappointment
NY Marriage redefinition:
An “abandonment of the common good”

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011—In response to last Friday’s enactment of a law redefining marriage in the State of New York, Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed “grave disappointment with the legislature’s abandonment of the common good.”


And Now There Are Six - Redefining Marriage
Is There a Bright Side?
Commentary by Michael Cook,
June 28, 2011-- The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of New York is not altogether bad news. It could wake up voters in other states – and other countries – to the strengths of the push for “marriage equality” and to the weaknesses of the defence of traditional marriage.


SB 48 Advances on Party-Line Vote
LA Times: Why Oppose SB 48?
             CCG's Reasons or Theirs

Thank You to All Who Came to Testify
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2011--Yesterday, the Assembly Education Committee passed SB 48 on a 7-4 party-line vote. The bill that will sexualize K-12 curriculum and textbooks. This was not unexpected. But, something unexpected did happen. The LA Times ran another editorial, this time calling for a debate between their reasons for opposing SB 48 and those of Catholics for the Common Good. <--break->


Illinois Catholic Charities suing state over adoption rules|
CHICAGO, IL, June 8, 2011 - Catholic Charities offices from three dioceses in Illinois have filed suit against the state after having to shut down their adoption and foster care services following the enactment of the state's civil union law on June 1.




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