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Officials said donations like the ones collected at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will go to pay for television ads aimed at overturning the state law that legislators passed last spring, WMTW News 8 reports. Outside the church, two former nuns who now belong to a group called "Catholics for Marriage Equality" said they are disappointed by the church's decision to ask for a second collection. Fr Louis Phillips said, "Marriage pre-dates government, and since the beginning of time, marriage has been understood by people of every faith and culture to be the union of a man and a woman. Parishioners News 8 spoke with said they believe the new law is not in keeping with what God would want. On Nov. The placing of an article hereupon does not necessarily imply that we agree or accept the contents of the article as being necessarily factual in theology, dogma or otherwise. The Catholic Church, various orthodox Christian churches, Mormons, and other formal religions have taken very active political roles in anti-gay politics -- specifically in funding anti-gay initiatives.
Charles O. Mabry, age 16, James Francis Baines, age 15, and Daniel Ness, age 17, harassed, assaulted, and murdered Howard for being gay. The youths chased the couple, yelling homophobic epithets , until they caught Howard and threw him over the State Street Bridge into the Kenduskeag Stream , despite his pleas that he could not swim.
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