George, African-American religious leaders press their case against gay marriage

Catholic leader Cardinal Francis George spoke out against the “redefinition of marriage” Friday, joined by a number of African-American pastors who are opposed to legalizing gay marriage in Illinois.

The cardinal said legally changing the biblical meaning of marriage “will not serve the common good of our people and will certainly lose the sense of family that is the basis of our understanding of who we are.”

George said the nature of marriage “goes back to a sexual expression based upon the complementarity of men and women.”

“Anything outside of that is morally wrong,” he said.