April 2018
April 2018
Continuing the U.S. Bishops' work of promoting and defending marriage.
Made for Love Podcast
The March episodes of "Made for Love" were on the topics of Adoption and Anxiety/Depression .

There are extra features to the show notes on the blog, including clips from MUR videos and interviews.

In April, we'll talk about Infertility and Male-Female Complementarity . Tune in and share!

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Marriage Unique For A Reason
The Conversation Continues
Here at the USCCB, we seek to provide resources to help Catholics understand and explain the Church's teaching and we keep track of court cases that affect our society's understanding of marriage and human sexuality.

The conversation about marriage is not over because of the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges , any more than the conversation about the dignity of unborn human life ended with Roe v. Wade .

How can you be part of the conversation? Will you share something from MUR on your social media pages? Will you make sure that your kids understand what true marriage is?
Legal Updates
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects “transgender” persons from employment discrimination. This case involves a man whose employment at a funeral home was terminated when he informed his employers that he was going to being dressing as a woman and “transitioning.”

On March 5, 2018, a federal judge in Idaho ruled that the state law barring individuals from changing the gender on their birth certificates is unconstitutional.

On March 12, 2018, a federal court in Montana ruled against a polygamous trio, who had argued that the state could not refuse to issue another marriage license for the second marriage in 2015, in view of the changing definition of marriage.  

On March 13, 2018, a federal court in Maryland ruled that a student’s right to use the bathroom and locker room in accordance with her “gender identity” is protected by Title IX as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the 14 th Amendment. 

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