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01/28/2011

Video: We fight for civil license, obtained at secular govt. buildings. Now watch Iowa Family Leader aggressively ignore that fact:

by Jeremy Hooper

In the nascent days of the modern *CIVIL* marriage equality fight, the opposition movement would at least pretend the resistance was based in something other than personal faith. But in Iowa in 2011, the pretense has been completely dropped. The whole argument is coming at us in a framework that pits the unanimous panel of Supreme Court justices who ruled on the basis of equal protection and due process under the civil law against God, religion, and those who see the two as excluding certain people:

Are you gay? Iowan? Legally married (or leaving open the possibility of utilizing the freedom)? Do you voluntarily attend one of these pastors' churches?

Well if you answered yes to the first three, it doesn't matter even a little bit how you answered the fourth question. Because these pastors have chosen to pray their way into your life, your family, and your rights as a tax-paying citizen, regardless of how or where or why you utilize your own religious freedom. And that's really not okay.

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