San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone addressed the crowd at the 2014 March for Marriage rally on June 19 in Washington, D.C. He attended the event despite protests from more than 80 organizations who objected to his presence.  RNS photo by Heather Adams

Thousands rally at U.S. Capitol against gay marriage

WASHINGTON (RNS) Faced with a string of losses in the court and a rapid shift in public opinion in favor of gay marriage, planners of Thursday’s traditional marriage rally aimed to show lawmakers — and especially courts — that they will not give up without a fight.

Is gay marriage like male lactation?

San Francisco’s punchy new archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, thinks Catholics should use the term “same-sex marriage” only “sparingly,” and added this analogy by way of explanation, as per Josh McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter:
Speaking to the London-based Catholic Herald, Cordileone compares the term to male lactation. “Legislating for the right for people of the same sex to marry is like legalising male breastfeeding,” states Cordileone in the interview. The good archbishop might be interested to know that in certain, rare circumstances, males can, in fact, lactate. Those familiar with podcasts might be interested in this from the “Stuff You Should Know” folks. Fair warning: The podcast uses descriptions of male and female anatomy.