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Be ready for a legislative fight on DOMA, US bishops' aide cautions Catholics

Catholic World News - July 22, 2011

A spokesman for the US bishops' conference has challenged all American Catholics to "step forward and advocate for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as federal policy," after President Barack Obama announced his support for repeal of the legislation.

"We just can't simply sit back," said Daniel Avila, a policy advisor to the bishops on marriage issues. While he acknowledged that repeal of DOMA is not imminent, he urged Catholics to stay alert:

All those concerned about the preservation of marriage simply need to pay attention, stay tuned, and be ready to respond.

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  • Posted by: auntilynn - Jul. 22, 2011 6:17 PM ET USA

    Hearings co-chaired by Sen. Patrick Leahy were broadcast right after midnight on Wed. at 12:15 a.m. and scheduled for two hours. I couldn't stay up to watch the entire hearing, but no one on the panel or visible in the room was pro-marriage. Where were we?

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