Although same-sex marriage is a very charged topic, we are fortunate that our Catholic beliefs provide us with a path that can guide us to a course of action that is right and just. The catechism of the Catholic Church unequivocally indicates that marriage is between a man and woman. In 2003, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops cautioned that "popular culture, media and entertainment often undermine or ignore the essential role of marriage and promote equivalence between marriage and homosexual relationships." They also stated that the "Church's teaching about the dignity of homosexual persons is clear. They must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Our respect for them means we condemn all forms of unjust discrimination, harassment or abuse." During a press conference on July 29, 2013, Pope Francis further echoed the importance of treating homosexual individuals justly: "Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord? You can't marginalize these people. … You have to distinguish between the fact of a person being gay, and the fact of a [gay] lobby. The problem isn't having this orientation. The problem is making a lobby."