|Subject: Technically, this discussion is only about "civil" marriages.|
|Posted by: WahooRQ on Fri Feb 24 2012 9:46:08 AM|
Every church, mosque, synagogue, etc. out there has a 1A right not to
conduct gay marriages.
The problem is, we have made "marriage" a term of legal status, and
there are ways where it is different from "civil unions" that aren't really
marriages. At best, "civil unions" are separate but equal. I suppose
what you are saying is make all "marriages" civil unions (i.e., take the
word "marriage" out of the law) and let people do what they will in their
own religious institutions. That's fine, but near impossible--since
"marriage" is defined by 50 different states plus DC and the federal
government for thousands of different purposes.
As for "subsidizing" gay marriage, that is little more than a red herring. I
would not waste a second's thought on that argument, as it's really not
an argument at all.
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