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Pope might accept civil unions for gays

The Pope already had people buzzing about his earlier "who am I to judge?" comments about gays.

Pope Francis Suggests Catholic Church Might Support Civil Unions

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pope Francis suggested in an interview on Wednesday that the church might consider supporting same-sex civil unions, CNN reports: On gay marriage, the Pope reiterated the church's longstanding teaching that "marriage is between a man and a woman." However, Pope...

Holy Crap

Pope Francis suggests he's open to civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

Pope Francis: Church Could Support Civil Unions

Pope Francis reaffirmed the church’s opposition to gay marriage, but said the church could support civil unions. The Pope reiterated the church’s longstanding teaching that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” However, he said, “We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.” For instance, civil unions provide financial […]

Francis On Civil Unions

The knots begin to be untied: On the question of marriage and civil unions, the Pope reaffirmed that “marriage is between a man and a woman”. States seek to justify civil unions “to regularize different situations of living together”, pushed by the need to regularize the economic aspects between people, such as, for example, to ensure […]

Pope Francis: The Church Could Support Civil Unions

Hmmm. He reaffirms the church's opposition to gay marriage, but says the church could, maybe, support some types of civil unions. So what I'm trying to say is that he's an incorrigible, relentlessly hateful bigot who supports Jim Crow for...


If you thought Francis was such a reform pope, that  because he said “who am I to judge?” that he’d even approve same-sex marriages, think again. In a newspaper interview the pontiff says no way. But to the question of civil unions? That, the pope thinks, is deserving of some thought.

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Pope Francis says in a new interview that the Catholic Church must explore civil unions as a way to ensure financial security for same-sex couples. Featured Image: read more

Pope Francis Indicates Catholic Church Could Support Some Types Of Civil Unions

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

In an interview published in Italy today, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church could consider supporting some forms of civil unions, but not same-sex marriage. The Pope reiterated the church's longstanding teaching that "marriage...Show More Summary

Pope Francis: Church could support civil unions

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) - Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage on Wednesday, but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support same-sex civil unions. On gay marriage, the Pope reiterated the church's longstanding teaching that "marriage is between a man and a woman." However, Pope Francis […]

Pope Francis Suggests Support For Civil Unions

Pope Francis appeared to support governments that recognize civil unions to provide non-traditional couples with access to benefits. The post Pope Francis Suggests Support For Civil Unions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Comes Out for Marriage Equality: VIDEO

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper came out for marriage equality on Monday in a statement coinciding with a new equality campaign in the state, 9News reports: In juxtaposition to Hickenlooper's support for civil unions, which he prominently announced as a legislative...

Colorado’s Gay Marriage Ban Challenged

Nine Colorado couples filed a lawsuit Wednesday that seeks to overturn the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, The Denver Post reports. The law currently on the books allows civil unions but outlaws same-sex marriage. “Colorado...Show More Summary

Same-sex couples file marriage equality lawsuit in Colorado court

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

Colorado, which offers civil unions but not marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will face a challenge in state court. The post Same-sex couples file marriage equality lawsuit in Colorado court appeared first on Equality On Trial.

LIVE VIDEO: Full Indiana Senate To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

LGBT Hoosiers and allies have packed the gallery at the Indiana Senate. Proceedings are due to commence shortly and can be viewed here. Today two GOP Senators filed an amendment to reinsert the ban on civil unions. Two senators — sponsor...Show More Summary

Tennessee Legislator Introduces ‘Turn The Gays Away’ Bill

State Senator Brian Kelsey wants businesses to refuse to serve gays if they so choose. The bill notes that businesses can refuse services and goods only if it furthers a civil union, domestic partnership, or same-sex marriage. The person or business would just have to say it was against their religion. For example, if a […]

Don’t Waste Your Time Thinking about ‘Civil Unions’ Says Prominent Defender of Marriage

by John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, February 15, 2005 ( – Liberal MP Tom Wappel is, without question, one of the most vociferous defenders of the family in the House of Commons. In an interview with today, the valiant and outspoken MP addressed the fact that many people were looking…

Marriage Surpasses Civil Unions In New Zealand

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

You will no doubt be shocked to hear that when couples have the choice of getting married or civil-unioned, they’ll opt for marriage. That’s the finding in New Zealand, which granted marriage equality this summer. In the first month, ten times more couples married than got a civil union (33 versus 355). That trend has […]

Indiana Governor Pushes Lawmakers to Send Gay Marriage Ban to Voters This Year: VIDEO

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Indiana Governor Mike Pence knows that because a sentence banning civil unions was struck by the House from the language of HJR3 last week, the bill, which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, will need to start its process over unless...

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