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9/20/13 USCCB News Release: USCCB Chairmen applaud introduction of the "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act"

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, gave their strong support for the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 3133) introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Raúl Labrador.

“This non-discrimination bill is significant, indeed, very important,” said Archbishop Cordileone.  “It would prevent the federal government from discriminating against religious believers who hold to the principle that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. This is of fundamental importance, as increasingly such individuals and organizations are being targeted for discrimination by state governments – this must not spread to the federal government.”

For the full text of the press release, visit here.
For the Chairmen’s Letter of Support to Representative Labrador, see here (Sept. 20, 2013).

 

One Response to “9/20/13 USCCB News Release: USCCB Chairmen applaud introduction of the "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act"”

  1. Maureen Ryan says:

    Thank you Archbiahop Cordileone, for standing up and supporting the sacrament of marriage, being the union of one man and one woman. We Catholics need our Bishops to verbalize what we know are “GOD’S LAWS”. We need courage and support in every parish. Our political Catholic leaders are leading many a stray, they give scandel to our Catholic community. Thank you for all that you do in defense of marriage and for the protection of the unborn… God Bless you abundantly…

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