HEARING DENIED BY SUPREME COURT
Catalyst June Issue 2011
We were recently informed that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear our appeal challenging the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ anti-Catholic resolution of March 2006. The resolution condemned the Catholic Church’s teaching on gay adoption and referred to the Vatican as a foreign country “meddling” in the affairs of the city.
In an interview with the Catholic News Agency, Bill Donohue called the decision “regrettable,” but stated that the lawsuit had curbed any instances of anti-Catholicism coming from the Board of Supervisors. “I’m delighted that ever since this lawsuit came down, we’ve seen a pivot,” Donohue said, “Catholics are not treated with the same sort of invective and vitriol that were thrown at us in San Francisco before this lawsuit began.”
Although we would have liked to deliver a message in a legal way, they have quieted down and perhaps realized that they overstepped their bounds. We also would like to thank the Thomas More Law Center for all of their hard work in this case.