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Something I wonder about Indiana Law

I've been wondering this.

The Indiana Law gives businesses and individuals the ability to refuse service to someone because of the business' or individual's religious views.

The Federal Civil Rights Act guarantees all people the right to "full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin."

So, here's my question. What if someone follows a religion that allows for gay marriage? The Presbyterians do, the Episcopals do, the United Church of Christ does, other religions and denominations do. So, say that someone is a member of one of those denominations that does allows gay gay marriage, and someone refuses them service for a gay marriage (the wedding cake), isn't that business that refuses violating the religious beliefs of that customer (that allows for gay marriage) and violating the Civil Rights Act?
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