But we also must acknowledge that this moment is a great joy for many Catholics—gay and straight. I myself struggle with this conundrum. Many Catholics who experience these complex and conflicting feelings are wondering what the way forward could be. Our faith tradition teaches that God has a preferential option for the poor and a bias for the excluded. God wants us to love. We must be a Church that listens before it speaks.
Why people oppose same-sex marriage
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Efforts to repeal Virginia's gay marriage ban test state's progressive credibility
Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, , after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. Led by conservative Justice and Reagan appointee, Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a decision, in favor of same-sex marriage. Despite the often binary depiction in the media, this decision is in fact a landmark victory for conservative principles. Consistent conservatives should frame their views in accordance with the fundamental belief that individuals, not governments, have the right to determine the course of their own lives.
Virginia is one of those states, and its first openly LGBTQ legislator is leading the charge to ax the outdated law. Democratic state Sen. It tells them that they matter, that they are equal to everyone else in the state.