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drewseph17 October 23rd, 2014 10:52pm

"Refusing to marry same-sex couples isn't religious freedom, it's discrimination."

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10/25/14 4:22 pm

It isn't discrimination if a religious leader refuses to perform a ceremony if its against that religion's beliefs. Who would want their ceremony officiated by someone who doesn't believe in it? Find an officiant who believes the same as you.

10/25/14 4:24 pm

We were married by a non-denominational minister. He was raised Catholic but not practicing. I was raised Protestant but not a church member. We interviewed and found a minister who was open to our belief that spirituality is best expressed

10/25/14 4:28 pm

by the life you live, not the church you belong to. It was important to us that Reverend Fletcher shared our faith, and that we weren't being hypocrites by getting married in a church that we wouldn't attend. My Uncle supported us getting married

10/25/14 4:31 pm

but he wouldn't perform the service unless we joined his church (Wesleyan) and were married there. He had every right to say that, since his faith was his profession. We did speak with him about pre-marriage counsel, and it was great!

Naterade Rhode Island
10/24/14 4:47 pm

I'm a libertarian so I am fine with them marrying but forcing churches to perform their marriages is fascism.

nck15 Illinois
10/24/14 4:28 pm

It should be legal, so any govt officials should allow it. Churches shouldn't be forced if it's against their beliefs

susanr Colorado
10/24/14 3:38 pm

It depends on who is doing the refusing.

Government officials whose job it is to marry anyone to whom their state issues marriage licenses? Illegal discrimination.

Religious authorities? Discrimination, but perfectly legal, as it ought to be.

susanr Colorado
10/24/14 3:39 pm

Please don't ask me about religious people who run a for-profit marriage business in a state that considers them a public accomodation. Because my head will explode. Ask MrMilkdud; I think I splattered him with brain matter.

commonsense America isnt racist
10/24/14 12:25 pm

It's like forcing a Muslim temple to serve pork to their followers. It's religious freedom.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/23/14 8:56 pm

Depends. Is the person refusing a member of the clergy and acting in that regard?

If that's the case, it's both, but legal discrimination.

A county clerk refusing to marry someone? They need to be fired for discrimination.

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/23/14 6:14 pm

If a religious authority refuses to preform your silly little ceremony, no. You can choose who you let have parties at your establishment.
If a judge or whoever who does the actual legal marrying part does, then yeah, you can't do that.

TheMobius Siberian Gulag
10/23/14 5:59 pm

I just lost a braincell for every anti-morality vote on here

swjboucher Just Run
10/23/14 4:53 pm

It's freedom

The leftist need to be a bit more tolerant.

alek12 Orlando
10/23/14 10:50 pm

It's not freedom once it encroaches on someone else's freedom and rights.