Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic
League, argued that marriage is not about love during an appearance
Thursday on CNN.
Donohue told New Day host Chris
Cuomo that he's opposed to gay marriage in part because marriage is
not about love.
“The gold standard is a father and a
mother creating a family,” Donohue said. “That's what was
ordained by nature and nature's god.”
“Marriage was not ordained by
nature,” Cuomo replied. “Most mammals don't couple.”
“Marriage is about love, commitment
and the right to it is about equality,” Cuomo added.
“No it isn't. Marriage is about
family. It's not about love,” Donohue responded. “Two sisters
can love each other. … That's an odd idea, by the way, in Western
history. The idea that two people should get married on the basis of
love. Marriage has always been based historically on duty and on
commitment.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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