Same-sex unions

As a Jesuit theologian working in a university setting, I am occasionally asked to discuss difficult questions with people charged with adjudicating them. In the not-too-distant past a judge in California who was deciding a case on same-sex marriage asked me to suggest readings that might help in sorting out all the religious and legal issues that come into play in this extremely challenging area of theology and law. At stake were not only the fine points of the law, but also what this judge clearly saw as the religious underpinnings of so much of the legal debate.


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