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Press Release Archive (2005)

DignityUSA Leadership decries Pope’s statement on same-sex marriage

Contact Information: 

Matthew Gallagher
202.861.0017 (Office)
301.325.7650 (Cell)

 

Washington, DC  The leadership of DignityUSA strongly disagrees with the Pope’s statement yesterday in his “State of the World Message” where he said same sex marriage promotes a “direct challenge to the family”.

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Religious Leadership Roundtable Denounces Homophobic Statements of Eugene Rivers

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Task Force Communications Department 
media@thetaskforce.org
 
Richard Lindsay, 646-358-1474 
Roberta Sklar, 917-704-6358

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Religious Leadership Roundtable says, “The language of civil rights is open to all who seek equality.”

New Executive Director to be Hired

Contact Information: 

C. Samuel Sinnett, President 
202.861.0017 (Office)
314 432-1744 (Home)
314 477-5798 (Cell)

Washington, DC – DignityUSA regrets to announce that our Executive Director, 
Matthew Gallagher, has accepted another position and will be leaving the 
staff of DignityUSA. The Board of Directors has initiated an immediate 
search for a qualified successor. DignityUSA's President, C. Samuel 
Sinnett, will assume the role as our Spokesperson beginning February 5, 2005.
After just 16 months as our Executive Director Matthew will be much missed. 
We wish him the best in the exciting new opportunity that recently came his 
way.

Gay Catholic Group Hails New York State Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 (office)
314 477-5798 (cell)
or Jeff Stone
212 662-9088

 

Local and national DignityUSA groups call on New York City officials to let ruling stand and begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Leaders of DignityUSA, the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholic group, applauded the February 4 New York State court decision which declared that denying same-sex couples the right to civil marriage violates the state Constitution.  They also called on New York City officials, including Mayor Michael Bloomb

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DignityUSA Urges Washington State Supreme Court to Uphold Lower Court Rulings Affirming Marriage Equality

Contact Information: 

Dignity/Seattle Contact:
Leo N. Egashira, 206 723-4759  
Legashira@yahoo.com
DignityUSA contact:
Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 office and fax
314 477-5798 cell
President@DignityUSA.org

DignityUSA, the foremost organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics along with our families, friends, straight allies, and other supportive people of faith, and Dignity/Seattle, the local chapter, are urging Washington Supreme Court Justices to uphold King County and Thurston County Court rulings last year which declared that denying same-sex couples the right to civil marriage violates the stat

DignityUSA Calls For Apology From Bishop of San Diego

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Washington, DC – The leadership of DignityUSA is calling on Bishop Robert Brom of the Diocese of San Diego, California, to apologize to the family of John McCusker, a local gay business owner and community activist, as well as to the GLBT community in San Diego for turning the untimely death of John into a chance to twist church law and wrongfully denying him a Mass of Christian Burial.

Dignity/San Diego and DignityUSA Express Gratitude for Bishop Brom's Apology

Contact Information: 

Pat McArron
Dignity/San Diego

 

More than 600 people from all walks of life met on the evening of March 21 at the LGBT Center in San Diego to lend support to the McCusker family in light of the recent tragic decision of Bishop Robert Brom to deny a funeral Mass for John McCusker in a Catholic Church (see original press release…). A number of television networks were in attendance for the special meeting.

Gay Catholic Group DignityUSA Marks the Death of Pope John Paul II

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Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 (office & fax)  
314 477-5798 (cell)
Peggy Hayes
617 835-3421 (cell)

Holds Pontiff in Prayer 
But Notes Serious Injustices Against Gay People During His Papacy

Washington, DC – The leadership of DignityUSA, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, marked the death of Pope John Paul II with prayer and reflection and called on DignityUSA members and Catholics everywhere to hold the Pope and the Church in prayer during this time of momentous change.

DignityUSA Sees Challenge Ahead in New Papacy

Contact Information: 

Sam Sinnett
314 432-1744 (office & fax)  
314 477-5798 (cell)
Peggy Hayes
617 835-3421 (cell)

Voice for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics Reaffirms its Mission

Washington, DC — The leadership of DignityUSA, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Catholics reacted with dismay to today's election of Cardinal Ratzinger as the new Pope.

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