DOMA

USCCB Responds To Supreme Court Decisions On Marriage: ‘Tragic Day For Marriage And Our Nation,’

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:

Pushing the Reset Button

In February, President Obama instructed the Justice Department to stop defending in federal court the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This act specifies that under federal law marriage is to be understood exclusively as the a legal union between one man and one woman and decrees that no state would be required to recognize as a marriage a same-sex […]

The Joint Defense of Marriage and Democracy

Last November, Bishop Sal Cordileone, the youthful and talented bishop of Oakland, California, was appointed to head the U.S. Bishops efforts to defend marriage. While an auxiliary bishop in San Diego, he had led the efforts of the Catholic Church in California to pass Proposition 8, which defined that the only marriage that would be considered valid in state law […]