Cardinal urges Illinois Catholics to oppose gay marriage law
Cardinal Francis George issued a letter Tuesday calling laws permitting same-sex marriage a “legal fiction” and directing the Catholic faithful in Illinois to contact state legislators about a proposed Illinois gay marriage bill, the Sun-Times reported.
His statement comes days before state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and state Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) are expected to introduce a gay-marriage legalization measure into January’s lame-duck sessions.
Nine states recognize gay marriage, including Maryland, where same-sex couples first were wed legally just after midnight Tuesday.
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