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  •  How does it violate their religious freedom? (0+ / 0-)

    You just said they preformed the marriage.

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    by AUBoy2007 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:45:38 PM PDT

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    •  This is an example of the government choosing (0+ / 0-)

      between religions and promoting the policies of one over another. The marriage that this temple performed should have been valid and recognized by the government if the group itself is recognized. The government refuses to recognize the churches right to marry the couple because it will upset some other church. How is that equal protection? How can the government legislate that one religious institution be able to prevent the rites of some other religion from being recognized? That is not freedom of religion. That is the government picking a religion.

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      by stevie avebury on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 05:21:48 PM PDT

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      •  It's not the church that grants legality (1+ / 0-)
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        It's the state.

        As you said, their temple had no problem with them being married, and the only reason it wasn't legal is because the STATE wouldn't grant them a license.

        This should have nothing to do with getting married in a church or other house of worship. It has to do with the legality of the marriage.

        And that is an issue for the STATE.

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