Issue: Today the Bishops of Maryland issued a joint statement urging continued advocacy in support of marriage and thanking the thousands who have spoken out to uphold marriage. Please visit the Conference's website to read the bishops' statement.
The House of Delegates is expected to debate and vote on SB 116/HB 175 this week. It is important for every member of the House of Delegates to hear from the people of Maryland that we are opposed to legislation redefining marriage.
Marriage, recognized by societies throughout human history, originates in a simple biological fact. This unique union of one man and one woman is the only human relationship capable of creating children and nurturing them together as father and mother.
Treating heterosexual and same-sex relationships differently is not unjust discrimination, and upholding the truth of marriage does not ignore the rights or the equal dignity of all human persons. Instead, stripping marriage of its unique connection to parenthood erases a child's right to a mother and father, and ignores an essential question of why government favors marriage between one man and one woman over all other relationships.