Wellington, New Zealand, Apr 18, 2013 / 15:15 pm
Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, president of the Bishops' Conference of New Zealand, has expressed profound sadness over the authorization of 'gay marriage' by the country's Parliament on April 17.
"We find it bizarre that what has been discarded is an understanding of marriage that has its origin in human nature and is common to every culture," said Archbishop John Dew, according to CathNews.
He also voiced concern that "almost all references to husband and wife will be removed from legislation referencing marriage."
"We know many New Zealanders stand with us in this," he said.