Vatican daily slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican's newspaper on Monday slammed laws on gay marriage as an attempt at a communist-like "utopia", a day after tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France to support homosexual unions.
In a scathing front-page editorial, the official Osservatore Romano daily said gay couples were in "a different reality" from heterosexual couples.
The paper took particular issue with a decision by French Catholic weekly Temoignage Chretien to offer its support for a controversial proposal to allow gay marriage in France, which is due to go before parliament next year.
"It is upsetting because in taking this position, the most banal politically correct arguments were used," the Osservatore Romano said, adding: "Being Catholic is about much more than embracing fashionable cultural standpoints."