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-- A French movement dedicated to the understanding of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman has assembled a large coalition that respects all persons, regardless of political affiliation or sexuality.

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UPDATE: 10/8/2013
Governor Signed into Law
California Bill Promoting
Creation of Fatherless Children
SACRAMENTO, October 8, 2013 -- California Bill AB460, a bill to facilitate lesbians qualifying for insurance coverage when they seek to create children using artificial reproductive technology (ART), has passed both houses of the legislature and has now been signed into law by the Governor. Proponents were able to cover up a major unintended consequence of the bill that the legislators never had a chance to consider and discuss.

CCG Training Guide
Awarded #1 Family Life Book
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Fall 2013 -- As many are discouraged by the seeming inevitability of redefining marriage, there are reasons for hope. Momentum is growing for a new positive movement to reframe the debate based on the question, “Do we need an institution that unites kids with their moms and dads?”

CA Bill Promotes Fatherless Children
Infertility Coverage for Lesbians
What About the Children?
Fatherless childrenSAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2013 --“Why should the state become complicit in creating more fatherless children when they are at a higher risk of needing state and local government services because they are at greater risk of delinquency, dropping out of high school, becoming involved with gangs, and ending up pregnant as teenagers. Why do this when we know, children from fatherless homes are 3 times more likely to be incarcerated by age 30 than children with a mother and father.” These are the arguments Teresa Greenman of Catholics for the Common Good will be making when she testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday morning in Sacramento.

Pope Targets
'Throwaway Culture'
During Brazil Visit

ROME, ITALY, July 22, 2013--Pope Francis said as he flew to Rio de Janeiro that he is going to meet young people and help counter a “throwaway culture” that threatens to isolate them from society.

Ammiano: Children’s Rights
“Far Afield” of Gay Rights

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013--CCG’s testimony got under the skin of the author of California AB460, a bill that is intended to expand the creation of fatherless children specifically for women in same-sex relationships. The bill passed the State Senate Health Committee in a 7 to 2 party-line vote on June 26. AB460 will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee to look at the bill’s fiscal impact.

Prop 8, Victim of Tyranny
The Undermining of Prop 8
Political Power Run Amuck

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013--I don’t think “tyranny” is too strong of a word for what has happened since I advised you that Prop 8 had not been overturned in my previous email last week. Court procedures have been ignored, the Governor and Attorney General have exceeded their authority, and counties all around California have been marrying same-sex couples in violation of the California Constitution as amended by the voters of California in 2008. Proposition 8 remains in effect, but state constitutional officers are ignoring it, seemingly with impunity. It is outrageous.

US Supreme Court Marriage Decisions DOMA Prop 8

Prop 8 NOT Overturned
Condolences for Marriage Premature
DOMA Ramifications Are Broad
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2013--The US Bishops issued a statement calling today’s Supreme Court decisions a “profound injustice,” and a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.” The Supreme Court overturned the federal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and failed to make a decision on the merits of Prop 8 leaving the will of California voters in jeopardy on a technicality. These are significant challenges, but we must not become discouraged or lose hope. 

In Reality, There Are Only
Motherloss or Fatherloss Children?
NEW YORK, June 22, 2013-- Frank Ligtvoet, an adoptive parent wrote an honest piece in the New York Times about the trials of children living with same-sex parents who have been deprived of their mothers or fathers or both. The article is refreshing because he looks at reality from the perspective of the child, rather than the usual way people treat such subjects-- from the interest of the adults.

Critics Decry Decision To Catholics For The Common Good Plan B
Remove Age Limits For Plan B

WASHINGTON DC, June 11, 2013--Citing the health and wellbeing of young girls, critics slammed the Obama administration’s decision to allow children of any age to purchase “emergency contraception” over-the-counter.

Depriving Children
Called "Act of Love"
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 13, 2013--California Bill AB460, which would prohibit insurance companies from denying infertility coverage to lesbians, has passed the State Assembly and has been assigned to the State Senate Health Committee.  "Working with the California Catholic Conference, we have adopted a unique strategy which makes your participation critically important," CCG President Bill May wrote members in an email as he urge them to write to their state senators and, appealed to those who you live in the Sacramento area to attend the hearing. See details below.

Catholics For The Common Good National Organization for MarriageMinnesota Redefines Marriage
Despite Religious Freedom Warnings

ST. PAUL, MN, May 14, 2013--The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders.  

Catholics For The Common Good World Congress of FamiliesInvited to Address World Marriage Leaders
As Movement Grows, Your Support Urgently Needed
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 13, 2013 --Today Bill leaves for Australia where he has been invited to present our new strategy on marriage to the 7th World Congress of Families. The conference will host delegates from over 70 countries and Bill will make two critical points on what is necessary to reverse the trend to redefine marriage that is sweeping the globe. 

MercatorNet Interview:
Getting the Marriage Conversation Right
SYDNEY, May 09, 2013 -- It is important to use terms that convey the truth about marriage, says an author who has been active in the marriage debate. We have all, or nearly all, done it -- talked about "gay marriage" or "same-sex marriage". But according to William B. May, who has been in the thick of the marriage debate in the United States, that's a mistake. MercatorNet asked him to explain.


Oppose CA AB 460
Extends Infertility Coverage
To Gays and Lesbians
See Needed Action Below
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 29, 2013--California Bill AB-460, which will be heard on Tuesday, April 30, would require insurance companies to offer infertility coverage that includes gays, lesbians and the elderly.  

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