San Francisco archbishop issues statement on role of civil unions
October 23, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: Following the Pope’s endorsement of same-sex civil union legislation, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone recounted a conversation with the Pope in January. “The Holy Father clearly differentiated between a civil arrangement which accords mutual benefits to two people, and marriage,” he said. “The former, he said, can in no way be equated to marriage, which remains unique. I would add that a civil union of this type (one which is not equated to marriage) should be as inclusive as possible, and not be restricted to two people of the same sex in a presumed sexual relationship. There is no reason, for example, why a brother and a sister, both of whom are unmarried and support each other, should not have access to these kinds of benefits.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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