RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: Hey, Focus on the Family's Citizenlink—get your egos out of our marriage equality! » Video: Hallmark features openly in love couple (who happen to be lesbians) » NOM's 'International Org. For Marriage' gets an Executive Director » FRC prays for judges, governors, legislators to ignore marriage equality rulings » Read: AFA plays innocent about making Bryan Fischer a known pundit; no one's buying it » Yes you will coexist with civil marriage equality, Tony Perkins; that's a demand, not a request » Report: The AFA has fired Bryan Fischer as Director of Issue Analysis » Video: These Alabama anti-gay protestors sound exactly like parody versions of Alabama anti-gay protestors » Audio: Activist judge Roy Moore gives rambling, unconvincing interview to Tony Perkins » NOM reveals plan for taking people's money even though they've clearly lost  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

05/04/2012

Mon. in Charlotte: Amendment 1 Pastors to chastise civil marriages (that they'll never be forced to solemnize)

by Jeremy Hooper

The entire Vote For Marriage NC campaign has involved pitting religion against *civil* marriage rights, so why shouldn't the closing argument?

Screen Shot 2012-05-04 At 9.17.15 Am

Of course by "preserving marriage," they not only mean inscribing a stricter ban against marriage equality into the state's constitution, but also rejecting civil unions, domestic partnerships, and potentially threatening the rights of unmarried heterosexual couples. All coming from people who, because of their in-place religious freedoms that most every marriage equality backer fully supports, already have the right to resist us in just about every way that they want (e.g. church membership, church roles, whether or not they'll perform any kind of ceremony for us, etc.).

But that sort of "winner take all and everything" form of "religious freedom" is still largely viewed as okay in our supposedly church/state separated country circa 2012. Better luck next decade, I guess? I hope.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails