redefinition of marriage

"Scotland's Catholic bishops "strenuously oppose" any attempt by the Scottish Parliament to undermine or redefine the meaning of marriage and see any attempt to do so as "a direct attack on a foundational building block of society."

"No government can rewrite human nature. The family and marriage existed before the State and are built on the union between a man and a woman," the Bishops' Conference of Scotland said on Sept. 7.

The bishops' comments came ahead of an announcement by the Scottish government's consultation on the issue. The government said its initial view is that "same-sex marriage" should be introduced.

The country's Catholic bishops noted that it is not clear whether the government would legislate regardless of the outcome of the consultation and called on officials to listen to all sides of the debate. -Read More...

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