The Supreme Court decision to officially legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states has raised questions among religious congregations about what the ruling means to their faith.
Many religious organizations were quick to speak out on the ruling, some to reaffirm their doctrines concerning marriage, and some to lend their support to the Supreme Court’s decision.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today. Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.