One does not have to be a homophobe or bigot to believe that the Supreme Court made a tragic error today in creating out of thin air an imaginary right for gay marriage. After all, if gay marriage is a civil right, then anyone who opposes it is guilty of a civil rights violation. We have already seen bakeries, florists, and wedding chapels sued and, in some cases, put out of business because of their refusal to participate in gay wedding ceremonies. Expect these suits to accelerate exponentially now that progressives have been emboldened and armed with a Supreme Court decision. Additionally, we can expect both civil and governmental actions against religious institutions that refuse to honor gay marriage as a civil right. We know best.
The Politics Of Gay Marriage - CBS News
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States.
Romney Against Gay ‘Marriage’ But OK With ‘Domestic Partnerships,’ Gay Adoption, Gays in Military
Pope Francis made news recently by voicing his support for same-sex civil unions — legal arrangements that give gay and lesbian couples many of the same rights as married opposite-sex couples. Around the world, Catholics vary in their support for same-sex marriage and their acceptance of homosexuality in general, according to Pew Research Center surveys conducted in recent years. The Center does not have recent survey data on views about civil unions.
In excluding civil unions as a compromise, the court paved the way for Massachusetts to be the first state in the country to allow same-sex marriages. Almost immediately, the presidential candidates responded, hinting that this could be a major issue in the coming campaign. President George W. Bush strongly opposes gay marriage, though he has said in the past that state legislatures should be left to decide the issue of civil unions.