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Monday, September 28, 2009

35 Catholic Lawmakers Defy Church Teaching And Co-Sponsor Bill To Allow Gay-Marriage

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines marriage as a "legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is between persons of the same sex." Thirty-nine states have passed legislation and constitutional amendments to protect marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Last week Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-New York) introduced the Respect Marriage Act - H.R. 3567. In reading the title one might think this bill is about protecting traditional marriage...just the opposite.

In a statement on his website, Rep. Nadler writes, "The introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act responds directly to a call from President Obama for congressional action on the issue. As the president recently confirmed: 'I stand by my long-standing commitment to work with Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. It's discriminatory, it interferes with states' rights, and it's time we overturned it."

H.R. 3567 is off to a good start having 90 co-sponsors at its introduction -- 35 Catholic...

[Here's The List]

MaryJo Kilroy, (D-OH15)
Mr. Bob Brady (D-PA1)
Ms. Carol Shea-Porter(D-NH1)
Jackie Speier, (D-CA12)
Mr. Luis Gutierrez(D-IL3)
Mr. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI1)
Raul M Grijalva, (D-AZ7)
Mr. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH10)
Mr. Paul Tonko(D-NY21)
Peter Welch, (D-VT-at large)
Mr. Frank Pallone (D-NJ6)
Mrs. Grace Napolitano(D-CA38)
Linda T Sanchez(D-CA39)
Mr. John Larson(D-CT1)
Mr. John Tierney(D-MA6)
Mike Capuano(D-MA8)
Mr. Xavier Becerra(D-CA31)
Mr. Joe Courtney(D-CT2)
Mr. Jose Serrano (D-NY16)
Mr. Jim Moran(D-VA8)
Mr. Michael Doyle(D-PA14)
Mr. Ed Markey (D-MA7)
Ms. Lucille Roybal-Allard(D-CA34)
Mr. Charles Rangel (D-NY15)
Ms. Nydia Velazquez(D-NY12)
Mr. Ed Pastor (D-AZ4)
Mr. Dan Maffei(D-NY25)
Mr. George Miller(D-CA7)
Mr. Bill Delahunt (D-MA10)
Ms. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT3)
Mr. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY22)
Mr. Jim McGovern(D-MA3)
Ms. Betty McCollum (D-MN4)
Ms. Diane Watson(D-CA33)
Mr. Joe Sestak (D-PA7)

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The following are open questions to the bishops of these congressmen. Why have these politicians not been formerly excommunicated? Please explain. Are you bewitched by their charisma? Are you being blackmailed? Do you fear their wrath? What power do they have over you? Just curious.