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English bishop urges Parliament to block move for same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - February 13, 2012

An English Catholic bishop has asked members of Parliament to break ranks with their party leaders and vote against a bid to provide legal recognition for same-sex marriages.

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury warned that if they accepted a redefinition of marriage, “politicians will find they have not only undermined the institution of marriage but obscured its identity for generations to come.”

“For politicians of Christian conscience this will be a moment to resist the leadership of their own political parties together with every parliamentarian who recognises the Judeo-Christian foundations on which our society rests,” said Bishop Davies.

The bishop’s words appeared to be aimed primarily at members of the ruling Conservative party. Although Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to the plan to allow same-ex unions, many Conservative lawmakers have voiced their opposition.

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