Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Statement in Response to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Minnesota


By the Editorial Board
of The Progressive Catholic Voice

Congratulations to Minnesotans for standing up for freedom to marry and equal protection of the laws.

We are proud of our GLBTQ brothers and sisters for making the long, hard “ask” and of our fellow citizens who responded affirmatively.

Why did it take so long and why put people through so much to get what the constitution promises? The answer, we know, is that human growth is developmental. The reign of God that Jesus lived and died proclaiming is a long term co-creative project. This step in Minnesota can help us believe that others are possible — economic justice, peace, Catholic church reform.

Paula Ruddy
Mary Beckfeld
Michael Bayly

Image: On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, before a crowd of more than 7,000 people, Governor Mark Dayton signs into law the bill that makes civil marriage for same-sex couples legal in Minnesota beginning August 1. With Gov. Dayton are the bill's two chief sponsors, Rep. Karen Clark, with her partner Jacquelyn Zita, and Sen. Scott Dibble, with his husband Richard Leyva. (Photo: Michael J. Bayly)

Related Off-site Links:
Marriage Equality Comes to Minnesota – Michael Bayly (The Wild Reed, May 13, 2013)
Minnesota Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage – David Bailey (Reuters via Yahoo! News, May 14, 2013).
Dayton Signs Marriage Equality Law on Capitol Steps – Beth Hawkins (MinnPost, May 14, 2013).
Minnesota Ushers in Gay Marriage – Baird Helgeson (Star Tribune, May 14, 2013).
For Minnesota Gay Marriage Sponsors, It's Personal – Patrick Condon (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, May 14, 2013).
Marriage Equality Bill Signing: History in the MakingCity Pages (May 15, 2013).
Minnesota Marriage Equality: Top Ten Reasons this Victory is So Sweet – Rev. Meg Riley (HuffPost Religion, May 15, 2013).
Minnesota Just Passed Gay Marriage: What Now? – Alexander Abad-Santos (The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News, May 14, 2013).
Photos: Thousands Gather as Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Bill Signed Into Law – Minnesota Public Radio (May 14, 2013).
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha! – Christopher Zumski Finke (Yes!, May 16, 2013).

1 comment:

  1. How is that you consider yourselves Catholic again? I'm guessing in much the same way Cuomo does, but never fear the Church leadership would never question your "good standing".