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Fri., Jan. 6, 2012, 3:35 p.m.

…with liberty and justice for all

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire gives her State of the State address to a joint session of the Washington Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire gives her State of the State address to a joint session of the Washington Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)

Our Governor has announced her support for same-sex marriage for Washingtonians.  She has said that with this announcement, she “feels better” than she has in seven years – the time of her work as governor.

Undoubtedly, she will be attacked by people who think that her view is not in alignment with the Catholic Church she is a member of, but not so fast...

The Catholic Church claims that all people inherently deserve respect- not because of any quality other than we are human beings. We call it “Catholic Social Teaching.”

“Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity. Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment,” cites the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

What greater right promotes our human dignity, than choosing with whom we will share our life, to whom we will commit our heart and soul?

Thanks, Governor Gregoire, for standing up for what is right and good, for demonstrating Catholic Social Teaching at its best.

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