There’s the possibility that gay marriage might be legal in Illinois.Â This means we are subject to arguments such as the ones discussed in this article.Â Here’s a snippet of the argument:
“Marriage comes to us from nature,” Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George said in a recent interview. “That’s based on the complementarity of the two sexes in such a way that the love of a man and a woman joined in a marital union is open to life, and that’s how families are created and society goes along. â€¦ It’s not in our doctrine. It’s not a matter of faith. It’s a matter of reason and understanding the way nature operates.”
Actually, it’s not “a matter of reason” but rather an empirical claim, a false one it turns out, about how marriage operates in nature.Â Animals, it so turns out, don’t ever get married.Â Â Some are notÂ monogamous in their unions, some even gay.
Here’s a screenshot to the same article which expresses the Cardinal’s attitude toward having a serious discussion: