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MINNESOTA: Catholic Bishops Support Constitutional Marriage Ban

Minnesota's Catholic bishops have issued a joint statement in support of the pending constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which may go on the ballot this November. An excerpt:
"Our own State’s constant recognition of marriage is based on the evident fact that only the sexual union of a man and a woman has the natural capability to bring forth new life with the bearing of children. Both faith and reason agree, then, that marriage is an institution central to the life of human society, and touches profoundly on the common good. This committed relationship between one man and one woman calls forth the best of the spouses, not only for their own sake, but also for the well-being of their children and the community. It is neither possible for us to change the definition of marriage nor wise to attempt to do so."
The statement closes: "Let the people vote."

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