Pope says gay marriage threat to creation
Pope Benedict on Tuesday linked the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage to concern about the environment, suggesting that laws undermining the differences between the sexes were threats to creation.
Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience. One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes,” he said at his annual meeting at the Vatican with ambassadors to the Holy See.
“I am thinking, for example, of certain countries in Europe or North and South America.”
This was a clear reference to legislation either enacted or proposed in several parts of the world.
Same-sex marriages were performed for the first time in Mexico and Argentina last month. Portugal’s parliament voted to allow it last week
In California, the U.S. state’s ban on gay marriage goes to trial on Monday in a federal case that plaintiffs hope to take all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and overturn bans throughout the nation.
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