Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2013 / 17:06 pm
Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving gay couples many of the benefits of military spouses.
"This new policy under the guise of 'equal benefits' undermines marriage as the union of one man and one woman because it treats two persons of the same sex as spouses," said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.
In a statement released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Feb. 15, Archbishop Broglio voiced concern over a new military policy treating same-sex partners as if they were married.
He was joined by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who is the chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.