April 29, 2013

Marriage “is a unique relationship between a man and a woman” and it’s not the government’s place to “define or redefine” it, Bishop Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Del., said in an April 15 letter to Delaware legislators.

The letter was sent four days after Gov. Jack Markell announced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

Malooly wrote that marriage “remains God’s design, a permanent union between a man and a woman.” The bishop told lawmakers, while marriage is about love, “it is also about the unique expression of love that only and man and woman as husband and wife can give to each other.”