Homosexual Unions


Andrew Sullivan asks in today's Wall Street Journal "If homosexuality is now legal, why can't homosexuals marry?"

The answer is two-fold. First, the issue here is not the legal status of a homosexual, the question is the legal definition of marriage. As long as marriage is defined as the union between one man and one woman, homosexuals will not qualify for marriage.

Second, Sullivan is making the mistake of assuming that just because something has been determined by a court to be legal, that it can then be considered moral. A growing number of Americans are coming to agree with the Church that homosexual unions are gravely immoral and do not merit the formal recognition (and reward) by society that the state of marriage confers.

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