New American pro-gay Catholic group formed

Published: August 23, 2010

A group of American LGBT Catholics have created a new organisation to promote gay political causes and help bridge the gap between the traditional wing of the Church and the more progressive followers of the faith.

Catholics for Equality say that they seek to empower "pro-equality Catholics to put our faith into ethical and effective political action on behalf of the LGBT community and their families".

Their website, which is currently under construction, is to have a tool for reporting "anti-equality political activity in your parish". Equality issues they plan to devote their attention to include equality in the workplace, the military and the family, plus marriage equality and related issues around immigration.

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