Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, sponsor of 1st amendment protections to the Hate Crimes Amendment to the DOD Authorization bill

U.S. Senate Adopts Hate Crime Amendment
Brownback Strenghtens Speech Protection
WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2009 -- Late tonight, the U.S. Senate adopted the "Leahy Hate Crimes Amendment" to the Department of Defense Authorization Bill, but not before an amendment to the amendment was offered by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), and adopted that added and strengthened first amendment protections.

marriage education Catholics for the Common Good

Catholics Prominent in Protection of Marriage
“Prepare to Prevail” Strategy to Overturn Prop 8

SAN FRANCSICO, July 15,2009 -- "Gay rights" organizations in California focused on minority voters have called for a delay in moving forward in 2010 with a ballot measure to overturn Prop 8 because more time is needed to organize ethic communities.

Anti-Prop 8 Bill Heads to Assembly Floor
Tell Your Assembly Member: "Vote No on SB 54"

SANFRANCISCO, July 9, 2009 -- As anticipated, SB 54, the out-of-state same-sex "marriage" recognition bill, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today by a 7 to 3 majority (along party lines --Dem./Rep.) It moves to the Assembly floor where it will probably be voted on after the legislature returns from their summer vacation on August 17.

Senator Mark Leno, Sponsor SB 54 same-sex marriage

Another Attempt to Undercut California Prop 8
Tell Assembly Judiciary Committee: Vote No on SB 54

SACRAMENTO, July 6, 2009 -- "Because of a legislative slight of hand tactic called "gut and amend", we are called on once again to defend Prop 8 in the California Legislature," said CCG Chair William B. May. A hearing on SB 54, a bill to recognize same-sex "marriages" from other states is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday, July 9, 2009.

Andy Pugno, General Counsel, Candiate for California Assembly

A Win for Prop 8 in First Court Hearing
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2009 -- Today, the voters that passed Prop 8 defining traditional marriage in the California Constitution won an early round in the latest challenge in Federal Court. In a case with national significance, opponents of Prop 8 are arguing that defining traditional marriage is unconstitutional because it was done out of hatred for homosexuals.

Court Order on Prop 8 Federal Suit
Prop 8 Proponents Granted Standing to Defend Prop 8

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2009 -- Today, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker granted and its coalition members the right to represent the voters and defend Prop 8 as the intervener in the latest challenge mounted by opponents.

Vatican Reservations Key to
Understanding Support for UN Child Rights Convention

NEW YORK, June 11, 2009  – Last week, Pope Benedict XVI issued a telegram, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, saying there was an “urgent need” for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “to be implemented to the full.” The telegram raised eyebrows among family activists, especially in the United States, since they have battled against the ratification of the document in their country. Reports on the telegram to date have failed to specify Vatican reservations on the document, which the Vatican’s representative at the UN told LifeSiteNews (LSN) are key to understanding the Pope’s statement.

SeeTalking Points for
CCG Leaders and Volunteers

CA Supreme Court Upholds Prop 8
6 to 1 Decision!!!

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2009 -- Today was a victory for more than 7 million California voters who passed Proposition 8 last November. We are so pleased that the California Supreme Court recognized the right of the voters to amend their constitution and define marriage as between a man and a woman. This has been a long battle starting in 2000 when California voters first defined marriage in the state law by passing Proposition 22 -- a law that the California Supreme Court overturned in May of 2008. The decision today demonstrates that the voters have put the definition of marriage out of reach of the state court once and for all.

California State Capitol Building, Sacramento - Catholics for the Common Good CCG

Anti-Prop 8 Resolutions Pass Legislature
SACRAMENTO, Mar 2, 2009 -- Both houses of the California legislature passed resolutions challenging the soveriegn power of the voters and calling for the over turn of Proposition 8. See how your legislators voted.

Catholics for the Common Good - Marriage binds mothers and fathers together and to the children they bring into the world.

National Novena for Prop 8 Legal Challenge
Ash Wednesday thru March 5, When Case Heard in Court

The decision on the three lawsuits filed to overturn Proposition 8 will be made solely by seven justices of the California Supreme Court. We invite you to join in a novena of prayer and fasting for right judgment and courage for justices.

Catholics for the Common Good fights harrassment of Prop 8 supporters.

Suit Filed Re Prop 8 Supporter Harassment
SACRAMENTO, JAN 29, 2009 (updated)  A hearing was held in U.S. District Court today in Sacramento on the lawsuit filed by challenging the California law requiring the disclosure of personal information of campaign donors. Catholics for the Common Good is a member of the coalition.

California Bishops Comment on Prop 8 Aftermath
SACRAMENTO, November 12, 2008 -- California bishops have just released a statement in which they comment on the reactions to the passage of Proposition 8, reiterate the teaching on the true nature of marriage and point out the dangers of redefining it. 

Great Victory for Marriage
Amendments Pass in California, Arizona and Florida
Constitutional amendments defining marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman passed in all three states that had the measures on the ballot. California Prop 8 passed with 52 per cent of the vote, Florida Amendment 2 passed with 62.1 per cent of the vote, and Arizona Prop 102 got 56 per cent of all votes. 

CA Prop 4- Sarah's Law- Fails Narrowly
SACRAMENTO, November 5, 2008-- California voters rejected Prop 4, a measure supported by Catholics for the Common Good that would require the notification of an adult family member before abortion is performed on a minor girl.

New Video on the Meaning of Marriage
What is the meaning of marriage? Do mothers and fathers matter? Is protecting marriage bigotry? Does any state have the authority to deny children their right to a mother and a father? What are the consequences of redefining marriage?

Copyright © 2004–2012 Catholics for the Common Good®
Permission granted for use of content with attribution to