Is Contraception the Hill We Want to Die On?
Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

Are free pills paid by tax dollars the purer “Catholic” position than making women pay for it themselves?

Federal judge strikes down Va. ban on gay marriage
Robert Barnes, Washington Post

A federal judge in Norfolk struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage Thursday night, saying the country has “arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.”

Why Privatizing Marriage Can’t Work
rancis J. Beckwith, The Catholic Thing

An important discussion is occurring among young Evangelicals over whether the government should even be in the marriage business.

In rare public split, Catholic bishops differ sharply on anti-gay laws
David Gibson, Religion News Service

The Roman Catholic hierarchy has generally been viewed as a unified bloc in opposition to gay rights, but the emergence of especially punitive measures against gays in various countries has opened unusually stark and public fissures among bishops in different nations.