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First Gay-Marriage Suit Hits Catholic Institution
The New York Post ^ | 6/20/12 | Bruce Golding

Posted on 06/21/2012 7:45:55 AM PDT by marshmallow

A lesbian couple from Westchester yesterday filed the first suit against a Catholic institution for refusing to recognize New York’s gay-marriage law.

The Manhattan federal court filing says the women — identified only as “Jane Roe” and “Jane Doe” — were wed Oct. 15, and that “Roe,” who’s worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers since 2007, later applied to add “Doe” to her medical-benefits coverage.

But the request was denied by both St. Joseph’s and its insurance administrator, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, because hospital policy excludes same-sex spouses.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: churchandstate; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; marriage; religion

1 posted on 06/21/2012 7:45:58 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Get a job somewhere else.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 7:51:27 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marshmallow

Many companies have a Morality Clause in their business contract. If present, (as I would hope it would be), the Church would simply terminate this person for violation of the morality clause. Whether Gay Marriage is legal or not; this would be a violation of the employee contract with the hospital.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 7:53:59 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Cicero

obama’s chicks come home to roost.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 7:55:31 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marshmallow

Perverts should not be allowed to marry.
That our Governments in some areas have decided to fly in the face of 2000 years of history, tradition, natural law, real laws and God’s Word is what is causing this slow destruction of our society.
Hopefully the courts will stand for right instead of wrong in this case..


5 posted on 06/21/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Hodar

“the Church would simply terminate this person for violation of the morality clause”

which they would also challenge as disctiminarion or a violation of their civil rights since their ‘marriage’ is ‘recognized’ by the ‘state’.

This will end up in the supreme court.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 8:03:17 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

discrimination. My bad,


7 posted on 06/21/2012 8:05:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marshmallow
"Inclusiveness" means everybody has to be like you.
8 posted on 06/21/2012 8:06:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: marshmallow

I still don’t understand why gays would even want to marry in the Catholic church.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 8:08:54 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian
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To: marshmallow

And the scumbag governor of New York, along with Dean Skelos, the alleged republic majority senate leader, deliberately left the language in the same sex marriage law ambiguous knowing that this would happen.

I am suprised it took a year.


10 posted on 06/21/2012 8:09:54 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Catholic Canadian

Evil seeks to destroy good especially from the inside.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 8:11:00 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Catholic Canadian

They aren’t asking to be married in the church; they are “married” by the state’s reckoning and want the church to recognize it by paying benefits.

One of the main goals of the homosexual agenda is the destruction of the traditional family and Christian values. This is why churches, the Catholic church in particular, is being targeted. It has nothing to do with “equality” or “civil rights”.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: MestaMachine
which they would also challenge as disctiminarion or a violation of their civil rights since their ‘marriage’ is ‘recognized’ by the ‘state’

Nope. If I sign a Employee Contract with a "Morality Clause" (especially with a religious organization), I am compelled by that clause to not oppose that institution's belief's, to take any action against the organization's belief structure, or to commit certain "sins", despite the fact that these "sins" are perfectly legal.

For example, say you take a job as a teacher working for a Catholic/Baptist/Mormon/Luthern based school - and you decide it would be a great idea to have 3 co-eds move in with you .... do you suppose you would be fired? Was this illegal?

13 posted on 06/21/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Catholic Canadian

It’s because the Catholic church says no. If they can force the Catholic church to capitulate then they can say that Jesus blesses gay marriage.

That is why. It’s not about ‘marriage’, it’s about religious persecution - the same as when Rome tried to force Christians to sacrifice to the Emperor.

We didn’t then, and we won’t now.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 8:23:59 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Hodar

Exactly so. I am a Catholic, I teach for a Catholic private school. I have a morality clause in my contract which obliges me to defend the Catholic church and the teachings of the Catholic church, not just when I’m on the job but off as well.

That is why they hired me in the first place, and I’m thankful for the job. If I didn’t want this contract then I ought not to have signed it.


15 posted on 06/21/2012 8:25:56 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: marshmallow

Where are the ACLU and others screaming “separation of Church and State”?

Bald faced hypocrites.


16 posted on 06/21/2012 10:09:38 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: MestaMachine

And the courts nowadays could decide the Church doesn’t belong in any business or enterprise that isn’t Sunday services. The Left would be perfectly ok with that outcome.


17 posted on 06/21/2012 10:16:55 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: marshmallow
Watch a Leftist NY court force this sodomy down a Catholic institution's throat. And watch the Catholic hospital cancel their company-sponsored insurance plan for it. Another institution did just this in response to the "birth control" issue.

It would probably make the carpet munchers joyful to spoil it for everyone else. And everyone else should absolutely excoriate this dyke until she quits.

18 posted on 06/21/2012 3:38:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: marshmallow
"Religious exemptions" were included in the counterfeit "marriage" bill to make it just palatable enough for a few RINO legislators to swallow. But what the legislators apparently failed to notice is that there is a non-severability clause in these religious exemption amendments, so if one falls by a leftist court's edict they all do.

This was written by design to follow exactly this plan we now see.

19 posted on 06/21/2012 3:43:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: marshmallow

They can file all the suits they want to. In the Catholic Church marriage is a Sacrament between a man and a woman. The Sacrament of Matrimony.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 3:56:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
identified only as “Jane Roe” and “Jane Doe”

Cowards!

They insist we "recognize" them, they call people out as bigots and homophobs, embarrass them all over the papers and press,.........then anonymously file suit.

Absolute cowards.

21 posted on 06/21/2012 4:12:06 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: newzjunkey

Exactly, they will make practical application of the Sacraments illegal. The Anointing of the Sick is why we have Catholic Hospitals. A court will rule that it isn’t. The state will tell us what our Sacraments really mean. I had a Lib on the Boston Herald web-site do just that.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hodar

A few years back, a teacher at a Catholic High School in Delaware signed onto a pro-abortion full page ad in the local newspaper. She was fired for it and proceeded to sue the school and the Diocese - she lost.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 7:49:20 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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