Catholic Conference statement on Gov. Cuomo’s introduction of same-sex ‘marriage’ bill
Published on June 14th, 2011
Following is a statement from Richard E. Barnes, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on the introduction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s same-sex “marriage” bill:
“While the language of the Governor’s bill obviously offers some religious exemption language not appearing in previous drafts of this legislation, our initial analysis is that it is not as comprehensive and adequate as has been passed and is being considered in other states.
“Also as a fundamental principle, we continue to oppose passage of this bill because it would redefine the institution of marriage.”