Oklahoma City-area religious leaders weigh in on same-sex marriage court brief

The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said it's critical that those making decisions about the same-sex marriage bans hear from faith groups who want to see them upheld.

“It is important for the church — and indeed, for anyone who recognizes it — to speak the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” Coakley said. “Among many other concerns, the push to redefine marriage threatens to leave society without any institution whatsoever that explicitly supports and protects natural childbearing as the only means of reproduction that does not reduce children to a mere commodity, a product to be manufactured in a lab to the specification of adults.”

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