Bolivian bishops denounce legislation on same-sex unions
May 31, 2012
Bolivia’s bishops have denounced legislation that would legalize same-sex unions in the South American nation.
“We express our rejection because we consider the bill a serious threat to the family,” said Bishop Oscar Aparicio Céspedes, the nation’s military bishop. “Looking at nature and human behavior one can deduce that marriage is a unique relationship between a man and a woman, no other human relationship can demand the riches of sexual complementarity, mutual love between the spouses and procreation of children.”
Homosexual unions are incapable of “generating life, ensuring the full development of children, and ensuring the continuity of society,” the bishops said in their statement. “Allowing children to live with such couples poses a danger to their normal psychosocial development and is an attack on their rights.”
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