Same Sex Marriage
Why is the Catholic Church involved in the same sex marriage issue? Does this have to do with civil rights? Does the definition of marriage really matter? Redefining marriage won't affect me - or will it?
Marriage is a personal relationship with public significance. Marriage between a man and a woman transcends cultures, religions and all time.
Marriage is about more than two people who love and are committed to each other. It also is about creating and nurturing the next generation. As natural law and biology dictate, this requires both a man and a woman. They are not interchangeable. You cannot redefine biology.
- Same Sex Marriage: Why the Church Cares
(English) (en Español)
- The conflict between same sex marriage and religious liberty
- Pastoral message for Catholics in the archdiocese who are homosexual
- The Implications for Catholic Charities (March 1, 2010)
- FAQ on Marriage (United States Conference on Catholic Bishops)
- Learn more about same sex marriage in Maryland from the Maryland Catholic Conference
- Marriage in Maryland: Securing the Foundation of Family and Society(statement of the bishops serving Maryland)
- Marriage Matters - Common Objections