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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Saying "I do" in the Golden State

There were protests, of course, and religious bigots reaffirmed their skewed ideas that marriage should be between a man and a woman, but the gays and lesbians of California were giving them the finger yesterday as same-sex marriages became legal following the ruling by the state's Supreme Court.

The Chicago Tribune (among many) tells us that, as the first candidates for saying "I do" arrived to exchange vows, Cardinal Roger Mahoney and seven other Southern California Catholic bishops "reaffirmed their opposition to same-sex marriage. In a joint statement, the clerics said marriage 'has a unique place in God's creation, joining a man and a woman in a committed relationship in order to nurture and support the new life for which marriage is intended'."

"In San Francisco," says the paper, "protesters arrived early on the front steps of City Hall, as did a throng of more than 100 reporters."

1 comment:

Roy Saich said...

The Roman Catholic Church invents items to suite itself.

There is no account in the Bible of God having conducted the first marriage or his including it as a requirement in the ten commandments.

Adam and Eve never married.