by Patrick Appel

Jeremy Peters reports on the unorganized anti-marriage equality movement in New York. This paragraph stands out:

The state’s Roman Catholic bishops have been somewhat distracted, too, having focused their lobbying energies this session on defeating a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse to bring civil claims, and have appeared unprepared for the battle over marriage.

(Hat tip: Xpostfactoid)

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