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Gingrich claims religious rights are being ‘outlawed’ by marriage equality

Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Former U.S. House Speaker, and failed GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," falsely claimed that Catholic adoption agencies are being "outlawed" in some states where marriage equality laws take effect.

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Illinois Senate subcommittee kills anti-gay adoption bill

Friday, March 23, 2012
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bill that would amend the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act to allow religiously based child welfare institutions to decline adoption to couples in a civil union was killed in Springfield Friday by activists from the ACLU of Illinois and The Civil Rights Agenda.

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Chicago Cardinal George backs away from gay ‘Ku Klux Klan’ comment

Monday, December 26, 2011
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According to ABC News Chicago, Cardinal Francis George has began to backtrack on comments likening gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan, even after earlier refusing to do so. Last week Chicago’s Roman Catholic leader decried a rerouting of the 2012 June LGBT Pride parade route to a path that would take the march in front of a Catholic church, saying “You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.”

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Chicago cardinal compares LGBT Pride to ‘Ku Klux Klan’

Saturday, December 24, 2011
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On the heels of an agreement about parade times reached between Chicago LGBT Pride organizers and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church — which sits on the June parade route — the Windy City’s Cardinal Francis George compared the event to “something like the Ku Klux Klan.”

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IL Catholic Charities drops lawsuit, will abandon child care to avoid serving LGBT parents

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Three Roman Catholic dioceses have dropped their lawsuit against the state of Illinois, agreeing to transfer more than 1,000 foster care children and staff to other agencies in their regions to avoid placing children in the homes of gay and lesbian parents.

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Is it really about the children?

Monday, September 12, 2011
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When you contrast the millions upon millions of dollars that these parasitic groups of institutions have spent to marginalize and demonize LGBTQ persons against the stark reality of the needs of the poor, disadvantaged and children who need loving homes and who need to be nurtured, it is difficult to not feel disgusted and angered.

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Catholic Charities loses Illinois same-sex adoption lawsuit

Friday, August 19, 2011
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An Illinois judge on Thursday reached a verdict in a lawsuit brought by Catholic Charities against the state regarding adoption services for same-sex couples in civil unions, and ruled that the state had the right to discontinue contracting with Catholic Charities.

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Judge stops state from canceling adoption, foster care contracts over civil unions

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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An Illinois judge on Tuesday granted the state's Catholic Charities programs a preliminary injunction preventing the state from canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with the agencies.

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Illinois will not renew adoption contracts with Catholic Charities over civil union dispute

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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The state of Illinois has announced it will not renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois, because the group has said it would not comply with the state's new civil unions law.

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Two more Catholic Charities in IL drop adoption, foster care over civil unions

Saturday, June 4, 2011
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Catholic Charities of Peoria and Joliet, Illinois, following the lead of the Rockford Diocese, announced Friday that they will discontinue adoption and foster care programs because of the state's civil unions law that took effect June 1.

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