same-sex marriage

Cardinal says Vatican is not moving toward accepting gay marriage

The Vatican's affirmation that a priest can give an informal blessing to a gay couple who asks for one is not a first step toward the Catholic Church recognizing same-sex marriages, said Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery ...
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After vote, House sends Respect for Marriage Act to Biden for signature

WASHINGTON (CNS) — By a vote of 258-169, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act Dec. 8 and sent it to President Joe Biden for his signature. Biden is expected to sign the bill legalizing same-sex ...
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Rodrigo Zamora, left, and Ashby Hardesty show their marriage license to friends at the New York City clerk's office after their wedding in Manhattan June 26, 2015. That day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry. On Sept. 15, 2022, the U.S. Senate delayed vote on a bill that would codify same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)

Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act; bill now heads to House

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s Nov. 29 61-to-36 vote approving the Respect for Marriage Act, the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees reiterated the bishops’ ” firm opposition” to the “misnamed” measure legalizing same-sex ...
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