US Bishops’ Arguments in Opposition to Marriage Re-Definition

In their legal brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) defend the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage by making three broad arguments: (1) the Catholic bishops support the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman out of love, justice and concern for the common good; (2) the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is not based on hatred, bigotry or animus or any other impermissible purpose or classification; (3) a holding that the unique affirmation of man-woman marriage is grounded in hatred, bigotry or animus would needlessly create church-state conflict for generations to come.
The brief itself goes into much more detail about the benefits of man-woman marriage to the common good generally and children specifically, as well as the implications for the Church should same-sex marriage be deemed a Constitutional right. Click here to read the brief in more detail.
Posted: June 19, 2015

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