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Argentine priest endorses marriage equality

Timothy Kincaid

May 12th, 2010

Any week now the Senate in Argentina will debate and vote on the law passed by the House which authorizes same-sex marriages. One of the principal opponents to marriage equality in Argentina is the Roman Catholic Church, the nation’s dominant faith.

However, a prominent priest in Mendoza appears to have provided the tool necessary for separating the religious position of Catholics from their civil law. (Los Andes – google translation)

A priest caused a stir within the Catholic Church after he declared on television that is in favor of the bill allowing gay marriage and that these days being debated in Congress.

It is the father Vicente Reale, who has an opinion column in the Channel 9 news. In that TV spot, the priest explained, referring to unions between persons of the same sex is right that the State legislate for a situation that is undeniable and proclaimed himself in favor of equal rights.



Mark F.
May 12th, 2010 | LINK

How long before he loses his job? I should note that favoring civil marriage for gays is not the same thing as not agreeing with church policy. Most Catholics don’t put up a stink about divorced people getting remarried, even though that is against their religion.

May 12th, 2010 | LINK

It’ll say a lot if he’s removed a lot faster than a pedophile. :P

Here’s a YouTube clip of him, apparently..

Paul in Canada
May 14th, 2010 | LINK

This was exactly the position Prime Minister Chretien (catholic) took, despite a threat from the Vatican back when Canada based same-sex marriage legislation.

Hmmm… separation of church and state. Seems to work here.

Good on this priest – but he just kissed any possibility of Sainthood goodbye…….

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