WA, USA: Seattle Cathedral Rejects Marriage Equality Repeal Petitions

Written by scott on April 12th, 2012

Seattle Cathedral and Marriage Equality RepealIn a heartening move Father Michael Ryan, St. James Cathedral’s senior pastor, e-mailed his congregation this week to inform them that the cathedral was not participating in the signature gathering effort to force Referendum 74 on the November ballot. Referendum 74, a project of National Organization for Marriage, would repeal Washington’s new civil marriage equality law.

St. James Cathedral is the home church of the Archdiocese of Seattle and the seat of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. Last week Archbishop Sartain co-signed a letter with Bishop Eusebio Elizondo calling the civil marriage equality law repeal effort “critically important” and authorizing — some would say ordering — the nearly 250 churches under their purview to participate in the Referendum petition process.

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  1. Lucinda says:

    What GREAT news this is! It is so affirming to know that the Catholic church is not united in it’s opposition to equal marriage. May those pastor’s who have refused to promote the anti-gay referendum be blessed!!

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