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Australian archbishop urges political leaders to fulfill promise on marriage legislation

June 21, 2012

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia, has challenged the Liberal National Party in Queensland to deliver on a campaign promise to repeal legislation offering civil partnerships.

"The Catholic Church is disturbed by anything that reduces traditional marriage to just one among a number of equally valid or invalid options,” the archbishop said. However he declined a suggestion to mount a major campaign to rally parishioners against a bid for approval of same-sex marriage, explaining that he thought lay Catholics were already strongly opposed to the move.


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