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Same-sex union will never be the same as marriage

Published 12/05/2015

The Catholic Church states that marriage is between a man and woman, united in the sexual act which can bring a child into existence.

No other relationship can do this. It is the essence of marriage. No other relationship can be called "marriage".

To refer to "same-sex marriage" is clearly self-contradictory. To say that one is equal to the other is a misunderstanding of the essential meaning of marriage.

It is obvious that no same-sex relationship can be truthfully said to be equal to the union of a man and a woman united in marriage, with the possible conception of a child resulting from such a relationship.

Anything else does not make sense.

JOE CONROY

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