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Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution earlier this year that would ban such unions. And shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court declined to uphold California's same-sex marriage ban last year, Cordileone predicted that the action would result in "a bitterly polarized country divided on the marriage issue for years if not generations to come." Now, as federal courts in state after state deem such bans unconstitutional -- most recently, in...

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