Top Catholic leaders in New York have wasted no time in voicing their continued opposition to gay marriage since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that allowed same-sex couples to marry into law on Friday.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the state’s top Catholic leader, has called gay marriage “detrimental to the common good” and a violation of “natural law.”
“We as Catholics would oppose any attempt by anybody to redefine marriage, whether that … whomever that may be,” he said. “We just don’t believe that marriage can be changed and radically altered to accommodate a particular lifestyle.”
Gay marriage became legal in New York late Friday night, after the Senate voted 33-29 to approve a bill to legalize marriage between same-sex couples. Gov. Cuomo signed the bill into law minutes before the clock struck midnight.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who represents the Diocese of Brooklyn, railed against gay marriage in an op-ed Sunday in the New York Daily News.