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Same-sex marriage called ‘immoral’ by R.I. bishop

PROVIDENCE — The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Diocese on Monday urged state lawmakers to drop legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, which he called ‘‘immoral and unnecessary.’’

Bishop Thomas Tobin ­released a statement saying that while ‘‘individuals with same-sex attraction’’ are invited to be members of the Catholic Church, the church cannot support gay marriage.

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