From NYT: It’s Not Gay Marriage vs. the Church Anymore By William N. Eskridge, Jr.
NEW HAVEN — THIS week, committed gay couples seeking the right to marry will take their case to the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges are supported by amicus briefs submitted by a variety of institutions and people, from the former N.F.L. player Chris Kluwe to Ken Mehlman, a past chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The Roman Catholic Church remains solidly opposed to justice with respect to marriage equality. While Rome’s Cardinals cling to a stunted version of morality, a strong majority of Catholic People in the US now support full legal marriage equality. With their position on this issue, the Roman Catholic Church has put themselves out of the main-stream by taking a stand that is seen, by increasing majorities of Catholics, as immoral.