Over the past few years, I have been to weddings Catholic and Protestant, Evangelical and Jewish, Orthodox and Atheist. I have attended weddings both long and short, in grand old cathedrals in New York City and outdoors next to a cattle pen in Tucson, Arizona. I have slept on the couches of straight couples and gay couples, I have broken bread with boy scouts and gender benders, I have slept beside saints and transsexuals. And though I’m no Catholic, all I can think is ubi caritas et amor, deus ibi est, where there is charity and love, God is there.
I pray that you remember that when you hear the President of the United States speak of marriage.