Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2016 / 23:44 pm
Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage.
In a joint statement released Tuesday, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore voiced support for the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA).
The legislation "is a modest but important step in ensuring conscience protection to faith-based organizations and people of all faiths and of no faith who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," they said.
Archbishop Cordileone chairs the U.S. bishops' committee on the promotion and defense of marriage, while Archbishop Lori heads the committee on religious liberty.