Sunday, November 23, 2008

With Homosexual 'Marriage' Christian Freedoms Will be Under Greatest Threat in Hawaii, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2008 ( - A new study by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has found that over 350 separate state anti-discrimination laws would likely be affected by the legal recognition of same-sex “marriage.” The organization surveyed over 1,000 state anti-discrimination laws -- specifically those prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, or marital status -- to assess how those laws would affect religious dissenters to same-sex “marriage” if same-sex “marriage” were to be legally recognized. Based on the data, The Becket Fund concluded that if same-sex “marriage” is recognized by courts or legislatures, people and institutions that have conscientious objections to facilitating same-sex “marriages” will likely be sued under existing anti-discrimination laws, despite the fact that those laws were never intended for that purpose. Based on an analysis of the laws and what has transpired in other jurisdictions with similar laws, such as Canada, the Becket Fund warned: "Lawsuits will likely arise when religious people or religious organizations choose, based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, not to hire individuals in same-sex marriages, refuse to extend spousal benefits to same-sex spouses, refuse to make their property or services available for same-sex marriage ceremonies or other events affirming same-sex marriage, or refuse to provide otherwise available housing to same-sex couples. This wide-ranging conflict between governments and conscientious citizens would take years of litigation to resolve, assuming that it could be resolved." (more)


Wayne_from_Jeremiah_Films said...

Thanks for bringing this to everybody attention.

I've linked to your post from Reuters makes a case for removing democracy from California

Rights that people died to protect are precious; they should not be lost in the silence.

eutychus said...

Thanks, Wayne. It seems that part of the plan is to litigate us into submission as evidenced by your link. Those who would frame this issue in terms of equal rights present a false premise. The issue is not about rights, equal or otherwise, but rather of the attempt by a minority and their misguided allies to redefine marriage to suit their personal views.