With legislation to legalize same-sex marriage expected in the General Assembly, Maryland’s Roman Catholic bishops are calling on parishioners to act against the proposal and other measures that they say threaten “religious liberty.”

In a 16-page statement sent to parishes throughout the state, the bishops say a same-sex marriage law would lead to violations of First Amendment rights.

“Religious liberty and the right of conscience will be further eroded unless the Catholic community stays informed about the challenges these rights face and the reasons why they are integral to a just society,” said the statement, entitled “The Most Sacred of All Property: Religious Freedom and the People of Maryland.”

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