Press Releases

Catholics Across US Celebrate Win for Marriage Equality

The ruling comes after historic victories in predominantly Catholic Ireland and Mexico.

June 26, 2015—Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBT equality in the church and civil society, applauds the US Supreme Court’s ruling that states same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry.

Members of the Equally Blessed Coalition had this to say about the recent ruling:

Equally Blessed Thanks President Obama for His Statement on LGBT Equality in the State of the Union

On January 23, 2015, Equally Blessed sent this letter to President Barack Obama in response to his statements at the 2015 State of The Union Address:

"As Americans... we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they're right, but because they make us safer...”

Equally Blessed Coalition Invites Bishops into a Year of Conversations with LGBT Catholics

As the US bishops gather for their semi-annual meeting, Equally Blessed urges them to listen to LGBT Catholics in the year before the 2015 synod.

November 7, 2014: As the U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for their semi-annual meeting, last month’s synod on the family will be a main topic of their discussion. The Equally Blessed Coalition sent this letter to the U.S. bishops, urging them to spend the next year engaging in honest conversation with LGBT people and their families:

Catholics Working for LGBT Equality Pledge to Continue Dialogue that Began at Synod

October 18, 2014: Equally Blessed, a coalition of four Catholic organizations with a combined history of 125 years working for LGBT equality, released the following statement:

This month’s Synod on the Family confirms that there are deep divides in the Catholic hierarchy around issues of human sexuality and that even in the Vatican many Catholics know that it is past time for the church to reconcile with faithful LGBT Catholics.