The cardinal mocked a secular culture that “seems to discover new rights every day.”

“I don’t recall a right to marriage,” he said, describing marriage, instead, as a “call.”

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, 2012

Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”

Loving v. Virginia, 1967

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

Jonathan Zasloff

Jonathan Zasloff is a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles.