Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Marriage Bill Passes, Undermines Truth, Natural Law

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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, D

Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. …

A couple of weeks ago I warned that it looked as if the deceptively-titled “Respect for Marriage Act” was likely to pass in the U.S. Senate.

Unfortunately, last week that’s exactly what happened. In a 61-36 vote last Tuesday, the bill received final approval in the Senate. It now goes back to the House for a final vote, where it is expected to pass easily. It will then go to the President for his signature.

I say that the law is “deceptively-titled” because the bill ultimately has nothing to do with “respecting” marriage. Instead, it legislatively enshrines the radical redefinition of marriage imposed on the country in 2015 by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision. …

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