Maryland Nun: Most Catholics Disagree with Bishops on Gay Marriage

Sister Jeannine Gramick of New Ways Ministry spoke at the Maryland Marriage Equality clergy press conference last week, in support of the bill introduced in the state legislature to legalize gay marriage. “I speak on behalf of the majority of U.S. Catholics who favor legal marriage for same-gender couples,” she said, adding that this position “flows from our own church’s social justice teaching.” Watch:

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