Catholic League Pres: Marriage ‘Not About Love’
Speaking to Chris Cuomo on CNN, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said it’s about “family” not love.
Cuomo pressed Donohue on why laws like Arizona’s recently-vetoed SB 1062 were necessary if no business in the state had ever been forced to serve a gay or lesbian person.
“If they’re so discriminated against, how come they make more money than straight people on average?” Donohue argued. “Is somebody being denied, at Applebee’s, a hamburger?”
“That’s the exact right question, but it’s the reverse,” Cuomo observed. “Can you point out a business that was made a substantial burden religiously because of what they had to do vis-à-vis a gay person?”…
“Marriage was not ordained by nature,” the CNN host [said]. “Most mammals don’t couples… Marriage is about love and commitment. And the right to it is about equality, and you know that.”
“Marriage is about families,” Donohue quipped. “It’s not about love. Two sisters can love each other.”
“Marriage is not about love? Are you married?” Cuomo said in shock. “Your faith is about love.”
“It can’t be the condition, otherwise you can sanction all the kinds of things I’m talking about,” Donohue remarked.