Catholics Pressure Legislators to Ban Gay Marriage

march 29, 2004  11:31 am
Will a Catholic legislator who backs same-sex marriage now burn in hell for it later? The most hard-line opponents seem to want lawmakers to think so. Some Catholics are conducting a vociferous campaign in the hope of thwarting a Massachusetts high court ruling that it's unconstitutional to prohibit same-sex couples from marrying. Kristen Lombardi reports for The Boston Phoenix that the church's behind-the-scene lobbying efforts have left at least 10 legislators feeling denounced and harassed.