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    Default Irish Catholic Bishop: ‘No obstacle’ to gays marrying, just not each other

    Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/socia...shop-1.2115808

    On the issue of this May’s marriage referendum, he continued: “The reality is that those who wish to change the Constitution are not actually looking for marriage equality.

    “They are looking for a different kind of relationship which would be called marriage; a relationship which includes some elements of marriage, such as love and commitment, but excludes one of the two essential aspects of marriage, which is the openness of their sexual relationship to procreation.

    “This is only possible if we change the meaning of marriage and remove that aspect of openness to procreation."

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    "H. Can people of homosexual orientation marry?

    “This is quite interesting, because most people would probably say that they cannot legally do so. But, of course there is no legal obstacle to a person of homosexual orientation getting married, just as a heterosexual person can.

    “To that extent the question of marriage equality simply doesn’t arise. (Whether it is good or just or wise for a homosexual person to enter marriage is another question.)”
    Homosexuals in Ireland can already get married, you see, just as long as it's to a person of the opposite sex. In that sense they already have "marriage equality".


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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
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    Homosexuals in Ireland can already get married, you see, just as long as it's to a person of the opposite sex. In that sense they already have "marriage equality".


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    Guys absolutely correct.

    If we're gonna change that we should do something about the oppression known as gravity.

    Keeping everyone down.

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    I think the bishop should look up the definition of 'openness' before deciding that the definition of 'marriage' shall forever remain closed.

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    I don't get it. Is this news for some reason?
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