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Prof. Libby Adler (Law & WGSS) on SCOTUS and the Catholic Church

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Professor of Law and WGSS Libby Adler spoke with Northeastern Global News about Pope Francis’s recent decision to allow blessings of same-sex couples and how that might impact rulings by the Supreme Court. Professor Adler likens the Pope’s decision to offer blessings that do not resemble religious marriage ceremonies and that do not officially validate unions to the civil unions that were conducted in the US before states legalized same-sex marriage.

It was not genuine equality, but it wound up being a step along the path to same-sex marriage — sort of a strategy of gradual normalization.

Libby Adler in the Northeastern Global News

Jeremy Paul, Professor of Law at Northeastern, had further commentary on the subject. Read the full story here.

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