Everyone has a right to marry, but no one has the right to change the nature of marriage. Marriage is what it is and always has been, no matter what a Legislature decides to do; however, the public understanding of marriage will be negatively affected by passage of a bill that ignores the natural fact that sexual complementarity is at the core of marriage.
—Cardinal Francis George, leader of Chicago’s Catholic archdiocense, urging state lawmakers to vote against civil unions because they threaten to “change the nature of marriage.” Oh, and because then faith-based adoption agencies would have to rent kids to them or something. So much for religious non-profits staying out of politics. [via]