Defending the First Freedom

Carol Platt Liebau

3/26/2013 3:07:56 PM - Carol Platt Liebau

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/.