Poll after poll shows that younger generations of Catholics are in favor of issues such as same-sex marriage, adoption rights for LGBT couples, and LGBT representation among our religious leadership. Older generations of Catholics, most notably our clerical leaders, may perceive this movement as rebelling against traditional Catholic teachings and authority, but in reality this is our way of paying homage to our Catholic roots, which stress justice, compassion, conscience, and love. This is our way of taking ownership of our faith by updating it to reflect the whole body of Christ. We are the new shoots of the Church, and we have much to contribute to the Catholic legacy.
Tierra Ortiz-Rodriguez, Dignity/Houston
in "Flipping the Faith"