Italy, Gay Marriage, and not all Catholics…
So, ya, out of this qr group, I’m bent on an issue… This one hits a bit closer to home than the Washington State article on the same topic. Read the link. ( Italians rally for gay and unwed couples’ rights. ) So, it crosses a few issues and you can’t really determine how many of the “for over a million Italians who are not linked by religious marriage but want their rights recognized” Italians ARE gay (where I’m going to assume that most of them ARE Catholic).
The main part of the linked article that I particularly like:
“But one leader of rights group Arcigay, centre-left deputy Franco Grillini, said Italy had nothing to fear since 20 other European countries already had ‘much more radical’ laws. ‘None of these countries has seen the apocalyptic forecasts about the fate of the traditional family come true,’ he said. ‘On the contrary, Denmark, the first country to introduce gay marriage, has a higher birth rate than Italy.’”
Though statistics prevail, it’s still a vote. I wonder if Italy has the same marital deductions as we do here.
On a side note: Seattle’s Catholic Archdiocese has been getting some religious flak:
One of Hunthausen’s (who’s no longer in position) most controversial acts was to permit a homosexual group, Dignity, to hold its own Mass in his cathedral. “They’re Catholics too,’ he explained. “They need a place to pray.’ Same thing happened in Detroit.