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13 Villains Of Marriage Equality

Timothy Dolan

As the Archbishop of New York, Dolan is the de facto head of the Catholic Church in the U.S. As the pope’s stand-in, Dolan has done his share to bring Vatican homophobia to our shores. He has been a driving force behind the hierarchy’s promotion of “religious liberty,” which is another way of saying right to discriminate.

The irony is that Dolan was incredibly inept when he had a chance to tackle marriage in his own backyard, totally fumbling the Church’s reaction to the successful push for marriage equality in New York. Perhaps Dolan knows that he doesn’t have the backing of the faithful; poll after poll show that American Catholics are more likely to support marriage equality then oppose it.