In Annapolis Today for Marriage Equality Hearings

In Annapolis, Maryland, today to testify in support of the state’s marriage equality bill–from Catholic perspectives are  New Ways Ministry’s Sister Jeannine Gramick, Co-Founder, and Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, and Dignity/Washington’s President Allen Rose.  Please keep them, and all in Annapolis, in your thoughts and prayers.  We hope to post some news–and maybe even some video–of the event as soon as these become available.

Hearings are predicted to continue to 11:00 p.m. tonight.

New Ways Ministry will try to live-tweet from the hearings.  Follow us on our Twitter account:  @NewWaysMinistry.

Stay tuned.

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry


Representative Maureen Walsh on Marriage Equality: Catholic, Republican, and Proud Mom of a Lesbian Daughter

Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh–Catholic, Republican, and mother of a lesbian daughter–speaks plainly, personally, and powerfully during the debate of that state’s now passed marriage equality bill on why she supports the measure.  One of  her best lines, describing her daughter:

“She’s still a fabulous human being. And some day, by God, I want to throw a wedding for that kid.”

Watch the entire 4:26 minute video clip for her entire speech.

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry