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The Australian Priest Who Decided After 50 Years He’d Love To Officiate A Gay Civil Union

Bob Maguire, a Catholic priest in Melbourne, just did perhaps the most exciting thing his his fifty-year tenure as a man of cloth: he came out in support of officiating gay civil unions. The 75-year-old, who successfully battled last year to avoid a forced retirement, says “there are many priests who support and want the right to marry same sex couples.” Including him. But he won’t perform a gay civil union ceremony inside the church. And he absolutely won’t do gay marriages: “I will not do gay weddings. I cannot do gay weddings.”