Pope Francis has indicated that while the Catholic Church continues to oppose same-sex marriage, the Church may be able to support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. In America, the pontiff’s comments are likely to be welcomed by Catholics, as majorities of both white Catholics (58 percent) and Hispanic Catholics (56 percent) support legalizing same-sex marriage.
Could the Catholic Church Support Same-sex Civil Unions?
March 5, 2014 by MacKenzie Babb
Filed Under: Catholics, Civil Unions, Clergy & Churches, Gay & Lesbian Issues, Pope Francis, Religious Pluralism, RNS Blog, Same-Sex Marriage