Archived from the original on 5 January No legal decision can change this. Since people deserve equal rights, why doesn't the Church support "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" SOGI non-discrimination legislation? Thomas PaprockiBishop of Springfield, Illinois, said Catholic politicians who have been involved in making gay marriage legal should not present themselves for Holy Communion until they go to confession. AllenContributors.
Single parents may also marry at some point in the future, providing their children with a mother or a father at that time.
Catholic Church figures have also criticized attempts to legalize same-sex marriage in Europe. New Statesman. Catholic News Agency.
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