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Supreme Court hears oral arguments in same-sex marriage case

April 29, 2015

The US Supreme Court heard arguments on April 28 in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case which, when decided in late June, has the potential to strike down all state laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“Today is a moment of great consequence,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“Marriage is a perennial institution, with deep roots in who we are and in our nation’s culture and laws,” he continued. “Marriage is and always will be the union between one man and one woman. This truth is inseparable from the duty to honor the God-given dignity of every human person.”

He added:

We pray that the justices will uphold the responsibility of states to protect the beautiful truth of marriage, which concerns the essential well-being of the nation, especially children. Children have a basic right, wherever possible, to know and be loved by their mother and father together. The Church will always defend this right and looks to people of good will to continue this debate with charity and civility.


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  • Posted by: chady - Apr. 30, 2015 6:02 AM ET USA

    Here in Wales [uk] The Spring issue of Croeso, the Diocese of Llandaff’s news sheet, leads with the Archbishop of Wales’ latest hobby horse, same-sex marriage dressed up as pastoral care. The response of the Church in Wales is the usual, what would Jesus do if He met a gay person in Wales today? Actually he does, everyday, for anyone who truly believes that Jesus lives. But what we are being led to believe is that Christ would update His teaching on the street today to embrace modern lifestyles. In political terms, if you keep missing the target, change the target.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Apr. 29, 2015 7:20 PM ET USA

    We need to redouble our prayers that the Supreme Court recognizes the natural law that marriage is between one man and one woman.