Catholic bishops plan campaign against same-sex marriage

Cathedral of St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul, the seat of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Catholic bishops in Minnesota are launching a new effort to oppose same-sex marriage.
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Minnesota's Roman Catholic bishops are launching a new effort against same-sex marriage, with a DVD being mailed to parishioners.

Winona Bishop John Quinn writes briefly in the new issue of the diocese's newspaper that traditional marriage is under attack. He asks Catholics to contact their state legislators.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says the effort is being coordinated by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the church.

The state campaign coincides with a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops effort called "Marriage: Unique for a Reason," which includes a 12-minute video.

Gay rights advocate Cindy Killion tells the Winona Daily News that the campaign is insulting to homosexuals. She calls gay marriage an issue of equal rights.

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Information from: Winona Daily News

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