Consider the following hypothetical:
Couple 1 – Two Gay Men – Baptized Catholics. Enter into civil marriage (where legal), live together including sexual relationship. Do not approach Catholic Church for sacramental marriage for obvious reasons.
Couple 2 – Man and Woman –Baptized Catholics. Have no intention of ever having children, man gets vasectomy and woman has tubes tied. Enter into civil marriage, live together including sexual relationship. Also do not approach Catholic Church for sacramental marriage because they know it would be denied because they are not open to life. (They are absolutely honest-if they did see a priest they would not hide their intentions).
Both of these couples are living together including a sexual relationship outside of what the Church considers a valid marriage.
Is their sin of equal gravity, or is the gay couple’s sin more grave because the sex is homosexual, not heterosexual?