Marta Cook


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What’s Good for the Goose Article

What’s Good for the Goose

Marta Cook and Katie Wright propose three ways that sonogram-happy antiabortion conservatives can make sure our nation’s needy children prosper outside of the womb.

Marta Cook, Katie Wright

A Message from on High Article
Pope Benedict XVI has been an ardent supporter for many years of recognizing the truth of climate change and the collective responsibility to reduce carbon emissions and preserve clean air and clean water. (AP/Pier Paolo Cito)

A Message from on High

Marta Cook applauds the Catholic Church for the forthright decision by its Academy of Sciences to address the moral dimensions of global warming.

Marta Cook

Keeping the Faith Report
Tennessee illustrates how movements for equality can advance in the face of organized religious and political opposition—and how that opposition can spur alliances among faith groups and LGBT advocates. (Flickr/Drama Queen)

Keeping the Faith

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Marta Cook

Contraception Is Preventive Care Article
Reams of studies have consistently demonstrated that contraception is a safe and cost-effective way to reduce unintended pregnancies and a host of preventable health problems affecting both women and children. (Flickr/Phoney Nickle)

Contraception Is Preventive Care

The opinions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops should not determine whether millions of women have access to contraception under the new health care law, write Marta Cook and Ellen-Marie Whelan.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Article
A man checks his laptop before the afternoon session of the Presbyterian Church's General Assembly on July 8, 2010. At the assembly, representatives voted to voted to allow ordination of LGBT church leaders, extend benefits to same-sex partners of church staff, and increase education and awareness regarding HIV-AIDS. (Flickr/<a href= ptcaweb )" data-srcset=" 610w, 610w, 610w, 500w, 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly meeting last week showcased the church’s steady movement toward LGBT rights, says Marta Cook.

Marta Cook

Faith and Family Equality Report
Martin Gill ties the shoelace of his six-year-old son in a park in North Miami on September 22, 2010. A Florida appeals court ruled last month that a state ban on adoption by gay men and lesbians was unconstitutional. (AP/Alan Diaz)

Faith and Family Equality

Sally Steenland, Nan Futrell, and Marta Cook examine the passage of an antigay adoption ballot initiative in Arkansas in 2008 and its implications for faith communities and advocates.

Sally Steenland, Nan Futrell, Marta Cook

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