The Vatican responded with this statement:
"Human sexuality, like any voluntary activity, possesses a moral dimension : it is an activity which puts the individual will at the service of a finality; it is not an “identity”. In other words, it comes from the action and not from the being, even though some tendencies or “sexual orientations” may have deep roots in the personality."
My thoughts on "it comes from the action and not from the being": My concern is that people continue to confuse sex with relationships. I do not believe that people are attracted to potential partners because they want to have sex with them. They are attracted to them because, at a deeply spiritual level, they wish to live and celebrate all that is good in life together, to exist together; to be and become together. Gay people, like straight people, don't build stable relationships on sex. They build relationships with those they feel drawn to complete this journey with.
It saddens me that leading religious institutions miss this very basic point.
I feel that we cling to an inflexible written word rather than the experience and listen to the breath of the spirit.