Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Voters Approve Ban on Gay Marriage JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday to ban gay marriage, the first such vote since the historic ruling in Massachusetts last year that legalized same-sex weddings there.
Vote On Amendment 2 Could Affect Race For White House
(KSDK) -- Voters in Missouri confronted an important ballot question on Tuesday. They casted vote for or against a constitutional amendment that effectively bans same sex marriage.
The outcome of the referendum may give us a hint of how important this controversial issue will be in the presidential election.
Bishops of Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Dioceses of Charleston and Charlotte say, "Because of the influence that Catholics in public life have on the conduct of our daily lives and on the formation of our nation's future, we declare that Catholics serving in public life espousing positions contrary to the teaching of the Church on the sanctity and inviolability of human life, especially those running for or elected to public office are not to be admitted to Holy Communion in any Catholic church within our jurisdictions....We undertake this action to safeguard the sacred dignity of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, to reassure the faithful, and to save sinners. "
Kerry's campaign theme: Judge me by my words alone This is the first of two columns — one won't be enough — addressing the audacious statements in John Kerry's convention speech.

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