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San Francisco archbishop will skip this year’s national rally opposing same-sex marriage

Thursday, April 23, 2015
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the 2013 March for Marriage event in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco's Roman Catholic archbishop, who is at the center of growing debate over his opposition to gay marriage, will miss an annual march in Washington, D.C., next week opposing same-sex marriage, his archdiocese said. [...]

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Some San Francisco Catholics call for ouster of anti-gay archbishop

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
More than 100 Bay Area Catholics went public with their complaints about the San Francisco archbishop, asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with someone more inclusive and less divisive. [...]

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Four West Coast mayors lift bans on city-funded travel to Indiana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
The mayors of four West Coast cities say they're lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state's religious objections law to make clear it can't be used to discriminate. [...]

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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee bans taxpayer funded city worker travel to Indiana

Friday, March 27, 2015
Ed Lee
"We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans including LGBT individuals." [...]

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Gallup ranks top metro areas with highest percentage of LGBT residents

Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco
A new Gallup survey ranks the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT, and not surprisingly, San Francisco ranks at the top of the list. [...]

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San Francisco to consider protections for LGBT seniors in assisted living facilities

Thursday, March 19, 2015
San Francisco
Legislation that would offer special protection to gay and transgender seniors in assisted living facilities is headed for the San Francicso Board of Supervisors. [...]

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California lawmakers urge archbishop to remove morality clauses from teacher handbooks

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
The morality clause outlines the church's teaching that using contraception is a sin and that sex outside of marriage, whether it is in the form of adultery, masturbation, pornography or gay sex, is "gravely evil." [...]

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Leather-themed public plaza proposed for San Francisco’s LGBT cultural district

Sunday, February 15, 2015
leather-pride
A leather-themed public plaza would be built on the roadway outside the Eagle bar in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood under a proposal backed by the developer of a new mixed-use housing and retail development. [...]

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Catholic archbishop’s teacher directive prompts vigil at San Francisco cathedral

Saturday, February 7, 2015
San Francisco teachers
About 100 people attended a vigil outside the Catholic cathedral in San Francisco to protest the local archbishop's requirement that teachers at four Catholic high schools lead their public lives in accordance with church teachings on homosexuality. [...]

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San Francisco Archbishop details expectations for Catholic school teachers

Friday, February 6, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
The Catholic archbishop of San Francisco has unveiled a faculty handbook calling on teachers to lead their public and professional lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and other behaviors he describes as evil. [...]

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