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Illinois bishops lament state senate passage of same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - February 18, 2013

The Catholic Conference of Illinois, the public policy voice of Illinois’ bishops, has issued a statement lamenting the state senate’s 34-21 vote in favor of the legalization of same-sex marriage.

“Marriage joins a man and a woman in love to meet one another’s needs, to procreate and to raise children. This is the lifeblood of any human society,” said Robert Gilligan, the conference’s executive director. “This legislation tears at that definition with unknown consequences.”

“We remain wary of government interference in the Church’s ministry and structure,” he added. “We heard promises two years ago when civil unions were passed, and now Catholic Charities has been kicked out of its mission of serving children in foster care.”

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