Statement from former USD Executive Vice-President and Provost Julie Sullivan:

"We are called to love and support everyone in our community regardless of their sexual orientation," Sullivan said. "And, I might add, regardless of the gender of their spouse."



Statement from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith:

But from the moral point of view, granting homosexual unions legal recognition is as evil as legally equating them with marriage.

For this reason, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in its document titled Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons” (June 3, 2003), approved by Pope John Paul II, establishes thatrespect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to legal recognition of homosexual unions.