French Catholic Priest Plans To Marry Same-Sex Couples In New Job As Mayor

Feb 7, 2013
Originally published on February 7, 2013 4:28 pm

In a tiny village in Brittany, France, the mayor is also the local Catholic priest. As a mayor, Elie Geffray will soon be officiating over same-sex unions even though the Catholic Church opposes gay marriage and adoption. He notes that France is a secular democracy and that allows Muslims, Catholics, Protestants and atheists to live together. And says he believes the Catholic Church made a mistake by getting involved in the gay marriage debate.