Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HUD v. U S Bishops v. Marquette U

Umnnhhhh...The Obama Regime continues its Long March through regulation.

The Bishops object, and we're reminded of the question of Marquette U's 'partner bennies'.

Recognizing “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as grounds for non-discrimination in new federal housing regulations could require faith-based groups to violate their religious beliefs, warned the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) last week.

...the regulations could “force” faith-based organizations to violate their religious beliefs by requiring – as a condition for HUD funds – that they make housing available to homosexual or unmarried couples...

So. The USCCB has a problem with making housing available to 'homosexual or unmarried couples'? Not precisely:

“By this, we do not mean that any person should be denied housing,” the attorneys stressed. “Making decisions about shared housing, however, is another matter.”

“Particularly here, faith-based and other organizations should retain the freedom they have always had to make housing placements in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs, including when it concerns a cohabiting couple, be it an unmarried heterosexual couple or a homosexual couple.

Marquette University will facilitate that co-habitation, of course, with "partner" health insurance.

So which "faith tradition" does Marquette claim?

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