I saw a report of a county clerk who was refusing to issue any marriage licenses at all, stating that to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple went against her religious beliefs.
It’s possible that this situation could help us dig down and define just exactly what it is we are debating.
Of course, I could be missing it entirely, but I think it’s worth taking a closer look.
Here is a list of facts surrounding this particular case:
The first amendment guarantees us that congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The Supreme Court has just issued a ruling that same-sex marriages are legal and to be recognized in all 50 states. It is law and most realistically will continue to be.
People of deep faith have a different understanding and reverence for marriage than those who view it more as a civil union performed by a magistrate.
There are those from both the extreme right and left who feel those on the opposing end of the spectrum should be eradicated along with their respective ideologies.
We are all citizens of the same country, and therefore afforded the same rights and freedoms.
So, where does that leave us?
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