According to the Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 1, 2013, Cardinal Francis George issued a letter to Chicago Catholics urging them to stay informed of the gay marriage bill that will soon be put forth as part of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
In his letter, George discusses how he views gay marriage as something ‘not natural’, worded in such as a way that it should be considered ‘legal fiction’.
The letter, meant to be distributed as part of his newsletter states in part:
“It is physically impossible for two men or two women to consummate a marriage, even when they share a deep friendship or love,”
“Does this mean nature is cruel or that God is unfair? No, but it does mean that marriage is what nature tells us it is and that the state cannot change natural marriage.”
“Should the lame duck legislature or the new Assembly take up the passage of a “same-sex marriage” law, it will be acting against the common good of society. We will all have to pretend to accept something that is contrary to the common sense of the human race.”
As a whole, he Catholic Cardinal’s message is one that detracts from the main goal of equal marriage rights.
Instead of focusing on the rights of gay and lesbian couples in the state of Chicago and throughout the United States, it twists the entire equality movement into something ‘unnatural’, as a way of ‘redefining ‘marriage.
With the advent of equal marriage rights in Chicago, gay and lesbian couples will be able to do things straight couples can do as soon as they sign a marriage certificate such as be considered as next of kin, visit each other in the hospital when sick, or legally claim benefits if one partner dies.
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Sources: Chicago Sun-Times
Read the entire letter here.
How unnatural is it to want to see your partner on their deathbed instead of having to wait in the hallways like some stranger because you do not have the ‘legal’ right to be with them?