Monday, February 13, 2012

Catholic Coalition Praises Passage of Marriage Equality in Washington

Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic groups that support equality for LGBT people in the church and wider society, released this statement on the signing of marriage equality legislation in the state of Washington:

"We are delighted that another Catholic governor has signed marriage equality legislation into law. Governor Christine Gregoire is a member of the ever-increasing Catholic majority that supports laws assuring fair and equal treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families.

"Like the governor, we understand that Catholic social teaching requires that all people be treated with dignity and respect, as beloved children of God; that Catholic moral teaching dictates that in political matters we support those policies that foster the common good; and that the experience of millions of devout believers teaches us that there is grace and beauty in the loving relationships of same-sex couples.

"Congratulations to the governor, the legislature, and to all Washingtonians who worked for justice."

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