Sister Maureen Fiedler argues that the Catholic hierarchy stand to learn from the way in which the Supremes are approaching the issue of marriage equality: as a matter of equality under the law. She writes,
Where gay or lesbian couples are married -- and this will increasingly be the case -- parishes and church institutions need to respect them. That means welcoming such couples as full members of parishes, allowing them to serve as lectors or eucharistic ministers or members of the parish council.
And above all, it means stopping the unjust firings of gay teachers, choir directors or people in other parish positions.
And she's correct.