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USCCB welcomes court decision on marriage

September 08, 2014

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage has welcomed a federal court decision upholding the constitutionality of Louisiana’s marriage amendment.

“The federal court rightly declared that Louisiana’s marriage laws ‘serve a central state interest of linking children to an intact family formed by their biological parents,’” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

He added, “The federal court affirmed that the voters of Louisiana who overwhelmingly chose to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman in their state constitution made a rational decision by embracing the definition of marriage ‘that has endured in history for thousands of years, and prevails in a majority of states today.’”

 


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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Sep. 08, 2014 6:19 PM ET USA

    Thank you, Archbishop. All the voters of this state or any state with a marriage amendment did was define the word for legal use in the state. There is no BAN on same sex unions in the amendment. Yet every TV news agency uses that expression when covering the issue. Over and over and over. Excuse me, your bias is showing.