Same-sex marriage

Can it be a sacrament?

There is no doubt that the industrialized West is going through a profound change in the way it regards homosexuality. The Supreme Court’s recent decision that antisodomy laws violate a constitutional right to privacy caused a great stir-not least because it invoked the same shaky constitutional right to privacy the Court used in Roe v. Wade; Justice O’Connor’s separate opinion, arriving at the same conclusion on equal-protection grounds...

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About the Author

John Garvey is an Orthodox priest and columnist for Commonweal. His most recent book is Seeds of the Word: Orthodox Thinking on Other Religions.