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National Catholic Reporter honors gay couple as Persons of the Year

December 28, 2015

The National Catholic Reporter has named a homosexual couple as its “Persons of the Year” for 2015.

The Reporter-- a weekly newspaper marked by its persistent dissent from Church teachings—confers the recognition on Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon, who are described as active Catholics in Louisville, Kentucky, who are partners in a same-sex union. Bourke and DeLeon were plaintiffs in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, in which the US Supreme Court struck down definitions of marriage that barred legal recognition of homosexual partnerships.

In its editorial honoring the couple, the Reporter notes:

NCR is already on record advocating for church personnel policies that ensure that employees can en¬ter into legal, civil marriages without fear of losing their jobs.

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