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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One of the great ironies of my life: I asked my gay stepbrother if he thought the gov't should allow polygamous marriage. His response? "That's disgusting!" So, what's the standard? The fickle rule of man? So, I think we should decouple secular law from religious law and give churches jurisdiction over the marriages of their followers -- and perhaps other areas. I think that would enhance the government's role as preserver as oppose to destroyer. And it would accomodate diverse viewpoints including those of polygamists. The key is: You voluntarily subject yourself to your church's jurisdiction until you renounce your membership.
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