Michael Barbaro has a detailed look at the behind-the-scenes lobbying effort in the New York legislature to pass gay marriage in the New York Times. It is well worth the read, especially his analysis of why the Church was unable to sway the debate as it wished.
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- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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