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Defending the First Freedom

Paperpushermj Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 8:22 PM
I think to many people have drifted off into the weeds on this issue. The real issue revolves around meeting the requirements for a Marriage License issued by a State. Two people of the same sex do not meet the requirements established by States for who does or does not qualify for the License.

In my earlier post this morning, I somehow failed to mention the most important inconsistency of all in the position of conservatives who support a judicial redefinition of marriage: How, exactly, do they intend to protect the conscience rights of those who -- for religious reasons -- do not believe in a new definition of marriage?  Or do their First Amendment rights simply dissolve by judicial fiat?  After all, if gay marriage becomes a constitutionally protected right, how can the conscience rights of true religious objectors be accommodated?

Eric Erickson lays out the argument elegantly here http://www.redstate.com/2013/03/26/gay-marriage-and-religious-freedom-are-not-compatible/.