Posted: July 19, 2013
The English Parliament this week approved a bill re-defining marriage to include the unions of persons of the same-sex. The bill, which was signed by Queen Elizabeth, who also serves as head of the Church of England, makes “same-sex” marriage legal in the United Kingdom.
The Catholic bishops of the UK lamented the bill’s passage, stating that it denies the centrality of children
and puts religious liberty at risk. “With this new legislation, marriage has now become an institution in which openness to children, and with it the responsibility on fathers and mothers to remain together to care for children born into their family unit, are no longer central,” they wrote. “That is why we were opposed to this legislation on principle.”