Same-Sex Marriage

A Chat with Pope Francis

The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...

An Imperfect Union

We have so confused the sacrament with the legal arrangement that the meaning of marriage as a Christian mystery has been lost.

Francis the Liberal?

Does it make sense to call Francis a liberal? For that matter, can any faithful Catholic—a word that means “universal”—be described as “conservative” or "liberal"?

The Things We Share

We are now at the point where American Catholics should accept state recognition of same-sex marriage simply because they are Americans.

The Truth about Marriage

Will severing the connection marriage has forged between sex, procreation, and family formation undermine the expectations our culture places on the institution?

Worth Worrying About?

“Disentanglement” is not a stable or feasible response to the dangers to religious freedom posed by the legal redefinition of marriage.

Right Decision, Wrong Reason

The Court made the right decision in Windsor, but the majority was unclear about why DOMA’s exclusion of same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.

Why Standing Matters

Not every constitutional disagreement takes the right form for decision by a federal court.

Homosexuality & The Church

(Featured in our collection of stories about Catholicism & Same-Sex Marriage) Is the present crisis in Christian denominations over homosexuality really about...

Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The question of the proper legal status of same-sex partnerships is at the moment lively. On June 10, the Court of Appeal in Ontario defined marriage as “the...
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