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tennmike wrote: »
I'm guessing y'all is talking about the marriage penalty tax. Unintended consequence?
timc wrote: »
Like I've said before, I'm glad I'm old, I fully expect one day that God will smite the Sodom and Gomorrah this country has become!
samzhere wrote: »
By the way, although I totally agree that same sex "marriage" is Constitutional I also think it's only a civil proceeding that will be recognized -- let's face it, most states already allowed it anyway -- but I also believe that no church or minister can be required to perform the marriage ceremony nor will that right be compromised, via the freedom of religion. Remember, civil law may be based partly on religion but it must be separate from it.
alphasigmookie wrote: »
I'm sure some of the liberal judges felt the same way about Heller. I always approve of the SC depriving legislators the power to vote to deprive any citizen of their rights.
JasonMPD wrote: »
This just opens the door to complete litigation and discrimination towards Christianity when churches refuse to marry them.
Justice Kennedy's opinion states "in the eyes of the law",not "in the eyes of God". So the Christian church has some thin ice standing to combat the inevitable litigation...
Such a change in terminology therefore removes all moral and religious implications in same sex unions.
Gene L wrote: »
No. Any church can chose to marry anyone, regardless. No litigation. Catholic priests can refuse to marry non-Catholics and visa veras, why would it be illegal to refuse to marry gays? Marriage, as defined by SCOTUS in this case is a LEGAL issue, not a religious contract. Read the law. Christianity has absolutely NOTHING to do with it. I don't think Jews recognize same-sex marriage and I know Muslims do not.
cpj wrote: »
It is if the reason you won't make a cake is based on religious views.
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