"Heterosexual and homosexual couples cannot be equated and it makes no sense to treat them in the same way."
So says Dr John Murray, a spokesman for your group, according to today's Irish Times. I'm afraid I disagree with Dr Murray. Hetero- and homosexual couples can be equated. I, and many others, equate them all the time. My gay friends who are in relationships are quite the same as my straight friends in relationships. They have all one thing in common -- love.
How bad for your institute to allow your fears and prejudices cloud your judgement and vision. You are Christians. Think what Christ would think of your lack of charity and understanding to your gay brothers and sisters.