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  • Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation

    12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | December 29, 2013
    File photo of another meeting between Pope Francis and Bishop Scicluna. The Pope is “shocked” by Malta’s Civil Unions Bill, which will allow gay couples to adopt children, Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna has told The Sunday Times of Malta.Defending his decision to use his Christmas homily to reiterate that a family had to be built around a man and a woman, Mgr Scicluna said he had aired these concerns with Pope Francis when he met him on December 12.“We discussed many aspects...and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to...
  • Boston Archdiocese Abandons MA Adoptions

    03/10/2006 10:27:25 AM PST · by pabianice · 62 replies · 1,502+ views
    Fox News | 3/10/06
    Breaking... Boston Archdiocese has announced it will not be involved in any more Massachusetts adoptions because the state is mandating gay couples be allowed to adopt. Dem talking head on Fox (Bob Beckle of "Common Ground") berating Church as homophobic and wrong...
  • Bill to Ban GOP Adoptions Opens Eyes (Madison Pink-o Thinks It's Real!)

    03/05/2006 1:42:09 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 846+ views ^ | March 2, 2006 | John Nichols
    Ohio state Sen. Bob Hagan has for decades been one of the nation's most progressive-minded and intellectually adventurous state legislators. Imagine Madison Democratic state Rep. Mark Pocan with a Senate seat and two more decades of legislative experience. So it comes as no surprise that Hagan, a Democrat from Youngstown, would blaze a new policymaking trail with a plan to reform adoption laws. Hagan's proposal: Ban Republicans from adopting children. In an e-mail dispatched to fellow legislators last week, the senator announced his plan to "introduce legislation in the near future that would ban households with one or more Republican...
  • Court upholds ban on same-sex adoptions

    07/23/2004 12:31:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 316+ views ^ | Friday, July 23, 2004
    A federal appeals court upheld Florida's ban on same-sex adoptions yesterday while curbing the Supreme Court's landmark Texas sodomy ruling. In coming to its decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Lawrence vs. Texas decision last year did not create a new fundamental right to private sexual intimacy. The court said the Texas case, which found criminal homosexual sodomy statutes unconstitutional, did not control the Florida adoption case because the ban on adoption was not a criminal prohibition but was a statutory privilege. The 11th Circuit in Atlanta, sitting as a full court of 12 judges, refused...