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Archbishop Chaput lauds failure of civil unions measure

Catholic World News - April 06, 2011

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has praised a state house committee for tabling a bill that would have legalized homosexual civil unions in Colorado.

“The civil unions debate is finally about securing legitimacy for social arrangements and personal behaviors that most societies and religious traditions have found problematic from long experience-- and that a great many people see as morally troubling, not because they are ‘haters’ or ‘frightened” or ‘bigots’ or ‘uneducated’-- that kind of language is the real bigotry in this debate-- but because they’ve carefully thought through the implications for society at large,” the archbishop said.

“Same-sex unions, whatever legal form they take, cannot create new life,” he added. “They cannot duplicate the love of a man and woman. But they do copy marriage and family, and in the process, they compete with and diminish the uniquely important status of both.”

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