Respect for Marriage Act

Rodrigo Zamora, left, and Ashby Hardesty show their marriage license to friends at the New York City clerk's office after their wedding in Manhattan June 26, 2015. That day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry. On Sept. 15, 2022, the U.S. Senate delayed vote on a bill that would codify same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)

Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act; bill now heads to House

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s Nov. 29 61-to-36 vote approving the Respect for Marriage Act, the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees reiterated the bishops’ ” firm opposition” to the “misnamed” measure legalizing same-sex ...
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Understanding the Sacrament of Marriage

Vatican II clarified that marriage is a partnership between a man and a woman ordered toward their mutual good and the procreation and education of children (cf. GS, 48.1).
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Marriage: A Unique Sacrament

With these words a man and a woman begin a journey together, and their lives, and those of their families and friends, will never be the same. Nor will that of the faith-community, for the exchange of marriage vows affects ...
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