The issue is adoption to same-sex couples." It was shocking news.
Then in November 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered gay marriage.
Murphy and Smith were arrested on April 5, and have since made bond. Saivion Smith is putting himself in a good position to be one of Alabama's starting cornerbacks.
That same year, partly in response to growing pressure for gay marriage and adoption both here and in Europe, a Vatican statement made clear that placing children with same-sex couples violates Catholic teaching.JPG 468w,https://expo.advance.net/img/58c3dd9a15/width516/b95_citrus. JPG 516w,https://expo.advance.net/img/58c3dd9a15/width746/b95_citrus. JPG 746w,https://expo.advance.net/img/58c3dd9a15/width360/b95_citrus. JPG 360w" data-sizes="(max-width: 360px) 90vw, (max-width: 767px) 90vw, (max-width: 1280px) 33vw, 25vw" class="articles-shot__article-summary-image lazyload" Auburn's 2018 A-Day Game is in the books, as the defense dominated in front of fans on a rainy day at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Check out our selections for the top five plays in AL.com's video above.(Wesley Sinor / [email protected]) CRAWFISH Yes, there will be piles and piles of mudbugs.Seven members of the Boston Catholic Charities board (about one-sixth of the membership) resigned in protest.Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, which lobbies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights, issued a thundering denunciation of the Catholic hierarchy: "These bishops are putting an ugly political agenda before the needs of very vulnerable children.With the legalization of gay marriage in the state, discrimination against same-sex couples would be outlawed, too.Cardinal O'Malley asked Governor Mitt Romney for a religious exemption from the ban on orientation discrimination.To date, not a single other Massachusetts political leader appears willing to consider even the narrowest religious exemption.Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, the Republican candidate for governor in this fall's election, refused to budge: "I believe that any institution that wants to provide services that are regulated by the state has to abide by the laws of the state," Healey told the Boston Globe on March 2, "and our antidiscrimination laws are some of our most important." From there, it was only a short step to the headline "State Putting Church Out of Adoption Business," which ran over an opinion piece in the Boston Globe by John Garvey, dean of Boston College Law School. "Catholic Charities was always at the top of the list," Paula Wisnewski, director of adoption for the Home for Little Wanderers, told the Boston Globe. Catholic Charities of Boston, one of the nation's oldest adoption agencies, had long specialized in finding good homes for hard to place kids.