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U.S. views on marriage evolving, polls show

Speaking to Matthew DeLuca of the website The Daily Beast, Paul Lakeland, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut, said that the bishops’ opposition to same-sex marriage is “not really an argument that has a theological justification,” and that “it’s an argument that’s based more on fear or repugnance. If the church would just stay away from the issue of civil marriage, that would be something,” Lakeland said. “As far as civil marriage is concerned, what the church should be saying is, ‘It’s none of our business.’”

Published in National Catholic Reporter on 5/23/12

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