Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has called on the state legislature to pass a bill legalizing homosexual "marriage."
During his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made an appeal for peace in Syria and across the entire Middle East. Speaking after the traditional noontime prayer, the Pope thanked those who had joined in the Vigil of Prayer and Fasting Saturday evening and expressed his “gratitude to the civil authorities, as well as to the members of other Christian communities and of other religions, and to men and women of good will who have undertaken, on this occasion, periods of prayer, fasting and reflection.”
San Antonio has become the latest city to pass a non-discrimination ordinance giving special protections to homosexuals.
An Oregon bakery has closed following an attack by homosexual activists angered over its owners' refusal to bake a wedding cake for a pair of lesbians.