Full story: Independent.ie - Bishops vow to 'boycott' weddings over gay marriagelBishops vow to 'boycott' weddings over gay marriage
IRELAND's Catholic prelates are leading the charge against gay marriage, warning that they will not perform the civil aspects of weddings if marriage is extended to gay couples.
In their 10-page submission, the Catholic bishops say any change to the definition of marriage would mean the church could no longer co-operate with the civil aspect of marriage.
"Any change to the definition of marriage would create great difficulties and in the light of this if there were two totally different definitions of marriage the church could no longer carry out the civil element," said former Bishop Christopher Jones in the submission.
1) The bishops should be very curtly told to mind there own business and stay out of civil state affairs
2) The will damage themselves & the church if they do this!!
3) It will affect the thousands of weddings that take place in the church (because any weddings preformed after this ban goes into place will therefore be null and void as far as the state goes until the civil aspect of marriage are completed)