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  •  Does the law... (1+ / 0-)
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    Specifically call out homosexuality for the basis of discrimination?  Or is it any 'sincerely held religious belief'?

    “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

    by RichM on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:43:33 AM PST

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      I don't want to hear about any 'religious' person getting their fee fees hurt when they are compared to Fred Phelps and his ilk.  This is the 'God Hates Fags' law.

      “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

      by RichM on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:45:02 AM PST

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    •  It's oddly worded (2+ / 0-)
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      No individual or religious entity shall be required by any governmental entity to do any of the following, if it would be contrary to the sincerely held religious beliefs of the individual or religious entity regarding sex or gender...

      (a) Provide any services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges; provide counseling, adoption, foster care and other social services; or provide employment or employment benefits, related to, or related to the celebration of, any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement;

      (b) solemnize any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement; or

      (c) treat any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement as valid.

      It's messy with all those semicolons, but I believe that the law says that you don't have to provide services relating to any marriage, if providing those services violated a sincere religious belief regarding sex or gender.   And likewise for accommodations, advantages, etc.

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