Philly Archdiocese Among Those Marching for Traditional Marriage in D.C. Today

Archbishop Charles Chaput. Photo | Jeff Fusco

Archbishop Charles Chaput. Photo | Jeff Fusco

If you hadn’t heard, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is hosting a march for traditional marriage in Washington D.C. today, and, as Philly Mag’s Joel Mathis reports, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has signed on as co-sponsor.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is co-sponsoring a national “March for Marriage” rally in Washington D.C., promising to keep alive the church’s opposition to the state’s new marriage equality.




Archbishop Charles Chaput urged parishioners to join a bus fleet headed to D.C. for [today's] rally. This is a crucial opportunity for Philadelphia Catholics to show their support for the family and for marriage as a permanent union of one man and one woman," he said in his column at CatholicPhilly.com.

"This is a moment to show our support for the nature of the family and the integrity of marriage as foundation stones of our life as a nation," he added. "Please make every effort this year to join the March for Marriage." A bus from every county in the archdiocese is being sent to the march.

With marriage equality states — including ours (!) — popping up more and more, some are calling this pathetic attempt at discrimination the swan song for the anti-gay right. If you care to see it all go down, you can watch march live below.

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  • phillysportsfan

    I’ll never understand the opposition. it’s not like gay marriage is going to be mandatory for straights, so who cares?

  • FredDorner

    No surprise that the Catholic hierarchy supports sharia law and opposes equal civil rights for all Americans.

    They’re really no different from the traditional Mormons and traditional Southern Baptists who vehemently opposed mixed-race marriage.