Abp. Vigneron on U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA, Prop. 8

From The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop | Issued June 26, 2013

Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron issued the following comment regarding today’s decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and to decline ruling on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8:

“The well-being of our society, our nation, and our families is intimately linked to the institution of marriage. These decisions by the United States Supreme Court will make significantly more difficult our work of upholding the truth that marriage is a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman. Such decisions, made by any civic authority, do not serve the common good.

“Catholics and millions of our fellow citizens will continue to make the case, respectfully yet vigorously, that marriage cannot be redefined, and that attempts to do so hurt us all.”