Peruvian lawmaker faces church backlash over civil unions support

09/19/2013 | BuzzFeed · Gay Star News

Peruvian congressman Carlos Bruce is facing criticism from the leader of the country's Catholic Church over his support for civil unions. After Bruce introduced legislation that would allow gay couples in Peru to file for civil partnerships, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani accused him of making a "caricature of marriage." Bruce is popular political figure in Peru, and Cipriani's criticism against him has sparked controversy, J. Lester Feder writes.

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