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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:57 PM

Anticipating Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage, States Weigh Religious Exemption Bills

ATLANTA — As it looks increasingly likely that the Supreme Court will establish a nationwide right to same-sex marriage later this year, state legislatures across the country are taking up bills that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to opt out of serving gay couples on religious grounds.

Many states are now reliving a version of events that embroiled Arizona in February 2014, when Jan Brewer, then the Republican governor, vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to use their religious beliefs as a legal justification for refusing to serve gay customers.

The resurgent controversy is fueled in part by a deep anxiety among many evangelicals and other conservatives that the Supreme Court will make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states after it takes up the matter in April.

“The L.G.B.T. movement is the main thing, the primary thing that’s going to be challenging religious liberties and the freedom to live out religious convictions,” said State Senator Joseph Silk, an Oklahoma Republican and the sponsor of a bill in that state. “And I say that sensitively, because I have homosexual friends.”

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Reply Anticipating Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage, States Weigh Religious Exemption Bills (Original post)
choie Mar 2015 OP
msongs Mar 2015 #1
NoJusticeNoPeace Mar 2015 #2
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2015 #3
LonePirate Mar 2015 #4
Spazito Mar 2015 #5
riversedge Mar 2015 #6
MiniMe Mar 2015 #7
spanone Mar 2015 #8

Response to choie (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:01 PM

1. christians never give up do they? nt

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Response to choie (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:02 PM

2. I bet they think we will jail any pastor or priest or imam or rabbi who refuses to perform the

service.

I bet they make laws, completely unnecessarily, protecting the right of religious people to maintain their hate and bigotry.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:06 PM

3. What is the rememedy when individual liberties collide?

I will boycott any business, town, or state that passes anti-gay laws.

I would do the same if a sate is trying to pall laws that Christians, Muslims, Jews were having their rights trampled on.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:13 PM

4. When will Dems start labeling these bills as "License to Hate" bills?

Do we need the Satanic Order to start testifying at hearings where they express their gratitude for being able to discriminate against Christians due to these bills?

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Response to choie (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:19 PM

5. Geez...

Homophobic nutcases every one of them, imo.

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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 07:36 PM

6. Bigots dig deeper into their poop

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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 10:33 PM

7. I'm surprised that they didn't come up with a religious exemption to interracial marriage!

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Response to choie (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 10:35 PM

8. of course they will.

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