Mary Ann Glendon

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Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard, and the United States Ambassador to the Vatican.

She wrote:[1]

  • "What same-sex marriage advocates have tried to present as a civil rights issue is really a bid for special preferences of the type our society gives to married couples for the very good reason that most of them are raising or have raised children."
  • "Same-sex marriage will constitute a public, official endorsement of the following extraordinary claims made by the Massachusetts judges in the Goodridge case:
    1. that marriage is mainly an arrangement for the benefit of adults;
    2. that children do not need both a mother and a father; and
    3. that alternative family forms are just as good as a husband and wife raising kids together."

Don Wildmon believes that religious freedom is at stake and quotes Glendon in support of his view, as follows:

"Gay-marriage proponents use the language of openness, tolerance and diversity, yet one foreseeable effect of their success will be to usher in an era of intolerance and discrimination the likes of which we have rarely seen before. Every person and every religion that disagrees will be labeled as bigoted and openly discriminated against. The ax will fall most heavily on religious persons and groups that don’t go along."[1]


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