June 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm EST | by Steve Charing
Baltimore Catholics organizing for marriage
Jeannine Gramick, gay news, Washington Blade

As fellow clerics look on, Catholic nun Sister Jeannine Gramick celebrates the Md. civil marriage bill. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore-area Catholics who support the state’s marriage equality law will meet at Goucher College, Towson, on Saturday, June 9, 1-4 p.m. to discuss ways to prevent the law from being repealed in a potential referendum in November.

Sister Jeannine Gramick, a Catholic nun, will be the main speaker for the day where Catholics will discuss how the Catholic tradition of justice supports the idea of marriage equality for same-gender couples. Sister Gramick, a Maryland resident, has been a Catholic advocate for gay and lesbian equality and justice for more than 40 years.

The event is being sponsored by the Catholics for Marriage Equality Maryland coalition, which is comprised of faithful Catholic individuals and organizations, including: Baltimore Catholic Parishioners for Marriage Equality, Dignity/Washington, New Ways Ministry, Quixote Center/Catholics Speak Out, Thomas More Project, Viva House, Women-Church-Baltimore, and WATER—Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics & Ritual.

In addition to Sister Gramick, the program will include a panel of speakers, including gay and lesbian people, family members and community leaders.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/pages/Catholics-for-Marriage-Equality- Maryland/453683111325075, or call 301-277-5674.

  • All nuns and most monks are lay people. The phrase “as fellow clerics look on” makes it seem that the Catholic Church has a better view of women that it actually does.

  • its interensting to note that the churches that treat women as less then equal , eg not allowing t hem to be religious leaders are the same churches that oppose equal rights for gay people

    the catholic church, right wing evangelical xtians, and of course Islam – all peas in a pod of poisoning society.

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