The topic of same-sex marriage is gaining attention within the Catholic faith, calling for Catholic leaders to address the issues of LGBT rights in relation to religion. A survey conducted in 2014 by the Pew Research Center showed that younger Catholics are showing higher rates of acceptance for members within the LGBT community and high rates of support for same-sex marriage.
Richard Ferrara, right, of New York, holds a sign and the rainbow flag along with others during a Dignity USA demonstration Saturday, April 12, 2008 in New York, NY. Dignity USA, a Catholic gay rights group, held the demonstration across the street from the United Nations complex ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to the U.S. next week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)