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US bishops laud New Jersey, New York for rejecting same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - January 12, 2010

Calling the defense of marriage “one of the premier social justice issues of our time,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage, praised the state senators of New Jersey and New York for rejecting bills that would have legalized homosexual marriage.

“The recent decisions in Maine, New York and New Jersey are signs of hope and sources of encouragement,” said Archbishop Kurtz. “We are in a pivotal moment in this country on the issue of marriage, as more and more people recognize that protecting the basic rights of persons need not and should not come at the expense of the unique truth and value of marriage. The good of the love between husband and wife, the vital responsibilities of mothers and fathers, and the rights of children all deserve unique protection under law-- all of these are indispensable to a just society that serves the dignity of all people and the common good.”

“Preserving marriage between one man and one woman is a matter of justice; indeed it is one of the premier social justice issues of our time,” he added. “It does not deny but rather supports basic human rights-- especially the rights of children.”

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