The couple asked the Civil Court of Modena to nullify the order of dissolvement of their marriage. However, during the post-war period there have been at least three attempts to re-criminalise it. Later the couple discovered that their marriage was dissolved because the couple became a same-sex couple, even though they did not ask a civil court to divorce. John Crosby, now the president of ECO, said, "We [the Presbyterians] have tried to create such a big tent trying to make everybody happy theologically. Name[ edit ] "ECO" is not an acronym but is part of the denomination's full name according to the denomination. On 27 October , the court ruled in favour of the couple.
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ECCO has worked to move liquor stores away from schools, to stop K-Mart from selling guns, to push drug dealers out of residential neighborhoods, and to build winning youth sports teams. Her column appears on alternate Mondays. The results are encouraging: There is no guarantee that it will be easy, but that is why ECCO trains people to lead. Over the past 10 years, the group has thrived as a broad coalition because of its commitment to immediate community needs and its distance from partisan politics. When the Domestic Partnership Amendment is reintroduced in the Board of Aldermen, ECCO leaders and members should support it in the name of stronger families and communities.
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But if ECCO has united people of good will across race, class and denomination over the past 10 years, now it can and must welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people into its large and diverse community as full and equal citizens. It may seem even crazier to suggest that ECCO lead on an issue that divides churches and has already touched nerves in New Haven. But ECCO organizers argue that their main work is not really about liquor stores, gun sales or drug dealers, but rather identifying and empowering people who are ready to change their communities. ECCO leaders can, individually, be strong counterweights to voices of fear and bigotry — a call issued by ECCO as a whole to end discrimination based on sexual orientation would be an amazing display of leadership and courage, and a powerful challenge to those who would seek to marginalize their neighbors simply because of who they love.
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Description: Lee told the congregation at the anniversary celebration that people have often said ECCO and its leaders were crazy to challenge liquor stores and drug dealers, City Hall and Yale. Alyssa Rosenberg is a sophomore in Silliman College. The project will build 33 two-family homes and, through the ECCO Nehemiah Trust, will help low-income families buy the houses and train them to be good landlords to the tenants in the other units. And when the Nehemiah developments in Fair Haven are finished, ECCO should make sure the doors of those houses are open to all people, no matter their sexual orientation, who are willing turn them into homes. There is no guarantee that it will be easy, but that is why ECCO trains people to lead.