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J.P. Moran: Gays, Conservatives Can Compromise on Gay Marriage

By Bill Hoffmann   |   Friday, 29 May 2015 03:12 PM

Gays and conservatives absolutely can find common ground on the explosive issue of same-sex marriage, Catholic conservative writer J.P. Moran tells Newsmax TV.

"It's somewhat more simple than you think. Marriage is really two definitions today," Moran said Friday to John Bachman and Miranda Khan, hosts of "Newsmax Now."

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"There's the religious traditional term of marriage, two of the opposite sex in a holy matrimony and the maybe newer definition of marriage, which is just two people wanting, of the same-sex or opposite sex, to marry and enjoy the legal benefits of the union from the state.

"If both sides can look at it from that point of view, both the religious rights can be protected by law, at the same time, gay people, same-sex couples, can get married legally as long as they're not being forced in religious institutions to marry."

Moran, the CEO of Boston-based Blue Wave Marketing & Promotions, said the idea of getting people into monogamous relationships "makes more sense than being on the fringes."

"Scotland formed a great compromise last year … [by allowing] gay people to get married, but don't force religious institutions or people that object to gay marriage, don't force them to marry people, same-sex people," he said.

"When Scotland passed this law last year … it stated that people could not be called and considered bigots or homophobes for objecting to same-sex marriage. I thought that was a very smart way to do it. They actually have it encoded in their law."

Moran said gays equate their quest for equality as "almost the same as the struggle of race" and will continue to strive for legal marriage.

"If you were to tell a black and white couple they can't get married, but they can have a civil union, it'd be pretty obvious that that would be considered obviously discriminatory. From the gays' point of view, from the LGBT point of view, that would be considered not equal," he said.

"From their perspective, they don't want to feel like they're lesser than straight people being married and I can understand that. If that's their position, I don't think they're going to change and I don't think the gay community is going to accept anything less than the title of marriage."

Earlier this month, the Republic of Ireland voted to legalize same-sex-marriage. And in June, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether state bans on same-sex marriage are constitutional.

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