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  •  None of these meet the criteria (0+ / 0-)
    a referendum would be passed that prohibits the courts from giving preferential treatment to any religious law, or to applying religious law in cases where it might be appropriate (such as the interpretation of the will used as an example by the plaintiff) should not be applied to those who do not believe or follow that particular set of religious laws

    None of the examples you cite are religious law as commonly understood.

    In fact, you will have a hard time pointing to
    "religious law" in Christianity as opposed to more legalistic religions such as Judaisim and Islam.

    •  and yet, all same sex marriage bans (0+ / 0-)

      essentially are based on religious laws--from Leviticus, and are promulgated by (some) Christians.


      I don't think I'll have that hard a time. All I have to do is listen to what the GOP and other social conservatives in this country say.

      [insert pithy sigline here]

      by terrypinder on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 05:51:08 AM PST

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      •  Actually, Leviticus did not have anything to say (0+ / 0-)

        about same sex marriage.

        You seem to think that any religious prohibition is religious law.  That is incorrect.

        However, if you do want to make that claim then it would seem that laws against murder and robbery are also religious law, which begins to make this all seem quite silly.

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