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Response to shagsak (Reply #34)

Thu May 10, 2012, 03:27 PM

44. But why can they not have ALL the rights you do?

Including the terminology and even the sacrament of the many churches willing to grant it? Your church will not be forced to marry gays any more than the Catholic church preferred by my wife's family was (or should have been) forced to marry me. You don't get to choose whose wedding is blessed or affirmed by any church other than your own (and that only as the appropriate church official). Being unwilling to support the rights of gays to marry in churches willing to marry them, with all the sacramental force that ceremony represents, IS trying to deny them rights - rights you and your church would not willingly surrender I'd warrant.

How else would I quote your words to preserve context?

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