Two More Catholic Parishes Refuse To Oppose Marriage Equality

Two more Catholic parishes in Washington have said that they will not join the effort to circulate petitions for Referendum 74, which would repeal the state’s new marriage equality law. They join St. James Cathedral in ignoring the Seattle Archdiocese’s instructions to support the anti-gay campaign. St. Mary’s Parish explained that participating would be “hurtful and divisive” and could negatively impact the parish’s “youth who may be questioning their own sexual identity.”