It was no secret that Pope Benedict XVI is no fan of gays or same-sex marriage, but he launched an extreme salvo against gay nuptials while in Portugal on Thursday.
Speaking to Catholic service groups, Benedict called for quashing Portugal's same-sex marriage bill -- which is expected to be signed into law soon -- saying protections should be made for "the family based on the indissoluble marriage between a man and a
woman, help to respond to some of today's most insidious and dangerous
threats to the common good."
The New York Times reports that the pope also came out strongly against abortion, which Portugal legalized in 2008.
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