Greetings Everyone, Peace unto you all.
I was watching a newscast here in NYC with one of the democratic candidates being interviewed by the panelist. The candidate spoke at one point about how he supports same sex marriage and how he even supported legislation that would make it legal for same sex marriage partners to receive health benefits.
Now I do not support any life style that contradicts God’s natural order for marriage. From what I’ve studied so far as to the Catholic teachings of this matter, I’m in complete support.
So I began to ponder this issue which the candidate happen to mention.
Here’s what I would like us to discuss, in cases where same sex individuals have actually been able to get married. Lets assume that legislation exists to allow the individuals to be covered by the health insurance of their partner.
Would it be a sin to provide the members of this unlawful union health benefits, which is normally reserved for spouses of a male female marriage?
At first I think, NO. This will only stregthen the position of those people who support same sex marriage.
And then I think, but what if one of the individuals has not health coverage, or worse, not only has no health coverage but is in need of coverage due to illness.
I wonder if its charitable to deny someone health coverage because they are in the midst of a mortal sin such as homosexuality.
But then I think, there is no way a sincere Catholic can support that individuals of a same sex marriages receive health benefits. To do so, would ultimately be validating the marriage.
In the end I look at this situation and conclude that more harm would be done to accept the idea of providing health coverage for same sex marriages, than there would be if the individuals are refused coverage.
What say you all? Am I right on target or am I off base? What does the Church say about this issue?
God Bless You All,