Catholic leaders in central Europe vowed to uphold church teachings on marriage after Europe’s highest court ruled same-sex married couples should have residence rights in all countries.
“Groups who think differently about marriage will certainly see this as a new opportunity,” said Father Francisc Ungureanu, secretary-general of the Romanian Catholic bishops’ conference.
“But we’re confident the truth about human life and marriage will remain the same, and we’ll count on politicians and legislators not to defy this. The very function of law and justice is to say what marriage is and protect it,” he told Catholic News Service.
The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice upheld June 5 the right of a Romanian gay man, Adrian Coman, to have his American marriage partner, Claibourn Robert Hamilton, living with him.
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