“A day after President Bush declared his opposition to homosexual marriages, the Vatican on Thursday condemned them as well in a severe document that labeled same-sex unions as “deviant.

“A day after President Bush declared his opposition to homosexual marriages, the Vatican on Thursday condemned them as well in a severe document that labeled same-sex unions as “deviant.” In strongly worded text, the 12-page list of guidelines issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith admonished Roman Catholic politicians to oppose legal recognition of homosexual unions. It called legislative votes on laws favoring such marriages “gravely immoral.”