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  •  So with this statement are you saying (0+ / 0-)

    that you want churches here to be forced to marry a gay couple even if it is against their beliefs?

    The exceptions are that religious groups are not obliged to conduct gay ceremonies although most will have the option of doing so.
    •  The exact opposite (1+ / 0-)
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      lgmcp

      saying that they aren't obliged to conduct gay ceremonies mean they won't be forced.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:39:37 AM PDT

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      •  My straight nephew recently decided to have (1+ / 0-)
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        zinger99

        a secular wedding after his fiancee's local Catholic Church refused to marry them because he's divorced. So you see, churches can do what the hell they want. But so can couples! Walk across the street to the Episcopalians, the thinking branch of Catholicism.

        I never liked you and I always will.

        by Ray Blake on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:33:17 PM PDT

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    •  Descriptive, not proscriptive. (1+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus

      These reassurances seem helpful to the fearful even where the actual threat is nil.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed May 22, 2013 at 11:04:45 AM PDT

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