Marriage Referendum: Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin

Writing in the Irish Times, Dr Diarmuid Martin, said he did not wish to “stuff his religious views down other people’s throats”, but he believed marriage should be between a man and a woman.

“Marriage is not simply about a wedding ceremony or about two people being in love with each other,” he said.

“I ask you to reflect on why humans exist as male and female? It is not an accident or a social construct… I believe that this complementarity belongs to the fundamental definition of marriage.”

“My position is that of Pope Francis, who, in the debates around same-sex marriage in Argentina, made it very clear that he was against legalising same-sex marriage, yet he was consistent in telling people not to make judgments on any individual. I know the manner with which the Irish Church treated gay and lesbian people in the past – and in some cases still today – and that fact cannot be overlooked.”

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