On Friday, New York became the sixth and largest state to allow gay marriage. The bill passed with bipartisan support with several big Republican donors who supported the cause. Nationally, there's more encouraging news for gay rights advocates: 53 percent of Americans now say they support gay marriage. In 41 states, opponents were able to pass laws explicitly restricting marriage to one man and one woman. The big issue on the horizon is California's Proposition 8, which overturned gay marriage in that state.
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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.
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This was the first time Kim Davis faced re-election since , when she defied the Supreme Court ruling and refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Former U. Ambassador to the U. In a narrow ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a baker, who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.