Still unequally yoked.
She's thinking civil unions for gay people may be okay.
She's not making laws or changing Church teaching.
She personally thinks civil unions are okay. Did she say marriage? Civil marriage maybe, but she differentiates from sacramental marriage. That's kind of big for a new Catholic. There are bishops and priests who think the same way. People make mistakes.
I'm against it. The Church is against it. The Pope is against it. When head of the CDF, the Pope wrote against it.
Leah Libresco has a personal opinion on a popular social issue, a POV, contrary to what the CDF teaches. So?
A bit off topic, but somewhat related...
Recently, there's been some blog-talk about married clergy, specifically that married clergy should be continent. They should live with their spouses chastely. A former Anglican is in the news declaring he and his wife will be continent. No one is up in arms about, "Yeah - but they are living in an occasion of sin!" People make that argument about gay men living together in accord with Church teaching, albeit chastely, in continence, and, yes, celibately. Though same sex people can not marry, nor can civil unions be supported, some Catholics don't even want ssa people to have a life. Get it?
Back on topic.
So anyway, a former atheist chick naively states she thinks secular civil unions might work for gay couples. She's 23 years old. So what? She's not formulating Catholic teaching. She's not even teaching.
The young lady is a new convert/new Catholic... sort of unequally yoked. Though they were wrong to make a celebrity out of her, a little celebrity goes a long way...
Wait and see where it ends up.
She's just a kid.