Comunicado de prensa (CONFERENCIA EPISCOPAL): Decisiones de la Corte Suprema sobre el Matrimonio: "Día trágico para el matrimonio y nuestra nación,’ Estado EE.UU.. Obispos

WASHINGTON, D. C. (Junio 26, 2013)— Los Estados Unidos. Decisiones de la Corte Suprema junio 26 derribando parte de la Ley de Defensa del Matrimonio y negándose a pronunciarse sobre los méritos de un desafío a la Proposición de California 8 marcar un “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, Presidente de los Estados Unidos. Conferencia de obispos católicos, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, presidente de los EE.UU.. obispos’ Subcomité para la Promoción y Defensa del Matrimonio.

La siguiente declaración.

Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so. The preservation of liberty and justice requires that all laws, federal and state, respect the truth, including the truth about marriage. It is also unfortunate that the Court did not take the opportunity to uphold California’s Proposition 8 but instead decided not to rule on the matter. The common good of all, especialmente nuestros niños, depends upon a society that strives to uphold the truth of marriage. Now is the time to redouble our efforts in witness to this truth. These decisions are part of a public debate of great consequence. The future of marriage and the well-being of our society hang in the balance.

Marriage is the only institution that brings together a man and a woman for life, providing any child who comes from their union with the secure foundation of a mother and a father.

Our culture has taken for granted for far too long what human nature, experiencia, common sense, and God’s wise design all confirm: the difference between a man and a woman matters, and the difference between a mom and a dad matters. While the culture has failed in many ways to be marriage-strengthening, this is no reason to give up. Now is the time to strengthen marriage, not redefine it.

When Jesus taught about the meaning of marriage – the lifelong, exclusive union of husband and wife – he pointed back tothe beginningof God’s creation of the human person as male and female (see Matthew 19). In the face of the customs and laws of his time, Jesus taught an unpopular truth that everyone could understand. The truth of marriage endures, and we will continue to boldly proclaim it with confidence and charity.

Now that the Supreme Court has issued its decisions, with renewed purpose we call upon all of our leaders and the people of this good nation to stand steadfastly together in promoting and defending the unique meaning of marriage: one man, one woman, for life. We also ask for prayers as the Court’s decisions are reviewed and their implications further clarified.

Editores: La información de antecedentes se puede encontrar en http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/backgrounder-on-proposition-8-and-doma.cfm.

— Palabras clave: marriage, Supreme Court, Proposition 8, Defensa de la ley de matrimonio, DOMA, ESTADOS UNIDOS. Obispos, ESTADOS UNIDOS. Conferencia de obispos católicos, Cardenal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

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