The bill would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage in federal law as the union of a man and a woman.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the spate of new bills is necessary to resist a ‘dark desire to punish and control America’s most intimate and personal decisions.’
In the July 19 vote, Democrats in favor of the bill were joined by 74 Republicans. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage federally as the union of a man and a woman and permitted states not to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states.
According to canon law, laypeople are not allowed to preach homilies during Mass.
The question of same-sex marriage, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI continued, is not a question of being “a little more broadminded and open. Rather, the basic question arises: who is man? And with it also the question of whether there is a Creator or if we are not all just manufactured products.”
The Pope’s comments during the in-flight press conference came at the end of his four-day visit to Hungary and Slovakia.
The Baja California legislature approved gay marriage by a vote of 18 to 4, with 1 abstention, on June 16.