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Dignity In The News: Pope Francis States Support for Civil Unions

On October 21st, a number of media outlets reported that Pope Francis expressed support for civil union laws during a documentary interview. That day we issued a response, communucating our cautious optimism about reports of the Pope's comments. Since then, reporters and journalists from across the country and around the world have reached out to DignityUSA national leaders and local chapters leaders, asking for our thoughts and comments. We were excited to share and to ensure that the voice of LGBTQI Catholic was heard in the midst of an international conversation.

We want to make sure you're plugged in with everything we're up to. We're compiling a list of articles, interviews, and videos featuring Dignity leaders. You can find them below.

National 

Washington Post - Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples

National Public Radio - Pope Franics Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law in New Documentary

HuffPost - Queer Catholics Cautiously Hopeful About Pope’s Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions

Reuters - What Does the Pope's Support for Gay Civil Unions Mean for LGBT+ Rights

BuzzFeed News - Pope Francis Said He Supports Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

National Catholic Reporter - Pope's latest affirmation of same-sex civil unions hailed as progress by LGBT community

NBC News - Pope's Civil Union Remarks Raise Hopes, Dobuts for gay Catholics

NBC Opinion - Pope Francis' civil union endorsement is welcome. But what are his words really worth?

Washington Blade - Pope Francis Calls for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

The Advocate - Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

America - For L.G.B.T. Catholics, Pope Francis’ civil unions remarks matter—even if church teaching hasn’t changed

One Green Planet - Pope Francis Calls for Passage of Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples in New Documentary About His Life

International 

Argentina

La Nación - La reacción de sectores LGTB mundiales a las declaraciones del Papa

India

Republic World - Pope's Civil Union Comments Prompt Hope, No Change

Ireland

RTE - Pope Francis voices support for same-sex civil union's

Local

California

Los Angeles Times - Pope endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary

Los Angeles Times - Angelenos Applaud Pope's Endorsment of Same-Sex Civil Unions, but Worry it doesn't go far Enough

Fox LA - Pope Francis Voices Support for Civil Unions

Fox LA - Local Reaciton to Pope Francis' Historic Endorsement of Same-Sex Civil Unions

KTVU San Francisco - Bay Area Catholics react to Pope's Endorsment of Same-Sex Civil Unions

San Francisco Chronicle - S.F. archbishop responds to Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions

Indiana

Fort Wayne NBC - LGBTQI, Catholic members react after Pope calls for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

Illinois

Windy City Times - Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary

Massachusetts

GBH Boston - Is Pope Francis's Support Of Civil Unions Just Lip Service?

WBUR Radio Boston - Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

NBC Boston - Pope Call for Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

CBS Boston - Local Families Hopeful After Pope Francis Voice Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions

Cambridge Chronicle - Faith in Action: Is Pope Francis’ support of civil unions lip service?

Michigan

PrideSource - Pope Francis’ Support of Civil Unions Makes LGBTQ Catholics ‘Cautiously Optimistic’

Minnesota

StarTribune - Pope's Civil Unions Stir Up Minnesota Catholics on Both Sides of Issue

Minnesota Public Radio - Pope Francis calls for same-sex civil union law in new documentary

New York

ABC Buffalo - Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time as head of Catholic Church

WXXI News Rochester - Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New Documentary

Pennsylvania

CBS Pittsburgh - Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions; Bishop David Zubik Says Comments Are Being Misinterpreted

Philadelphia Gay News - Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community

Pennsylvania Capital-Star - Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community

Tennessee

The Villanovan - Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Civil Unions

Texas

ABC San Antonio - LGBTQ group provides insight into Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex couple civil union protections

NBC San Antonio - Pope's civil union remarks 'means so much' to LGBTQ Catholic group

Washington, DC

ABC DC - LGBTQ Catholics call pope's endorsement of same-sex civil unions an 'important and powerful step'

MetroWeekly - Pope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples