Within the next few months, Justice Anthony Kennedy will likely rule that same-sex marriage is mandated by the Constitution of the United States. The ruling will offend both common sense and Constitutional law. But it will nonetheless become the law of the land. With it, states will be forced to recognize same-sex marriages; same-sex marriage will enter the public school lexicon; religious institutions will be forced to recognize same-sex marriages or lose their tax-exempt status. Religious Americans will be forced into violating their beliefs or facing legal consequences by the government. The First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty will largely become...
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Perhaps we should have separate religious courts in the States like they do in Israel. Those courts would have jurisdiction over the marriage contracts of their followers and no secular court would have the right to overturn their decisions. Secular courts can go back to recognizing civil unions. Then, if gay people want their relationships labeled as "marriages", they would have to join a willing church and subject themselves to its jurisdiction.
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