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Australian archbishop blocks speaking appearance by sponsor of same-sex marriage measure

February 11, 2016

Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, has blocked a speaking appearance at a Catholic conference by a lawmaker who had sponsored legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Cathy McGowan, a self-identified Catholic who co-sponsored the "marriage equality" bill in the Australian parliament, had been scheduled to speak at a Catholic Social Services event in Victoria. The archbishop requested her removal from the program. 


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