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Should Catholics defend DOMA?

Washington Post
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June 14, 2012
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The abstract principle behind marriage is a life-long commitment to share oneself with a loved one. But abstract principles are just that -- “abstract” -- while people are real. How can you say you favor justice for gays and lesbians while advocating discrimination against them in law? It’s a contradiction to favor the practice but oppose the principle. “Anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen” (I Jn. 4:20).

This is an excellent argument for why Roman Catholics should support marriage equality. You can see another great Catholic argument (in video format!) here.