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    United Church of Christ sues over NC ban on same-sex marriage

    Same-sex marriage bans have faced a number of legal challenges over the years, but a new lawsuit from the United Church of Christ is apparently the first challenge in the courts to invoke religious liberty. The suit will ask a district court in North Carolina to strike down the state's laws barring same-sex marriages, in part because a provision that makes it a misdemeanor for clergy to perform the ceremonies violates the church's religious freedom. A number of same-sex couples have also joined the suit, petitioning for the right to marry.
    Very interesting lawsuit. So the question is this? If the United Church of Christ, which supports gay marriage, is not allowed to perform gay marriages, then are their first amendment religious freedoms being violated? They have certainly opened up a can of worms with this lawsuit.

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    Article is here - United Church of Christ sues over NC ban on same-sex marriage.

    Note to mods - Title would not fit, so I had to take a couple of words out to make it fit.

    Second note to mods. The source changed the title, so now it doesn't match at all. LOL.
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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    It's official. The world's gone mad.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    I'm guessing the NC legislators didn't think of this wrinkle.
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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    It's official. The world's gone mad.
    I thought that was the starting presumption for a paleocon.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    I've been making this same point about Reform Judaism for a while. Banning SSM is imposing some religious views on other religions, not just on the non-religious. Not that there's a difference legally.
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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Ok, this is just funny. Guess the fundamentalists can't invoke the "religion" card anymore, can they?

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I thought that was the starting presumption for a paleocon.
    True. This is just further confirmation.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    True. This is just further confirmation.
    Surely you don't agree with arresting or fining a priest for performing a private ceremony because the state demands that their piece of paper must be present authorizing that ceremony.
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    Re: United Church of Christ sues over NC ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Very interesting lawsuit. So the question is this? If the United Church of Christ, which supports gay marriage, is not allowed to perform gay marriages, then are their first amendment religious freedoms being violated? They have certainly opened up a can of worms with this lawsuit.

    Discussion?

    Article is here - United Church of Christ sues over NC ban on same-sex marriage.

    Note to mods - Title would not fit, so I had to take a couple of words out to make it fit.

    Second note to mods. The source changed the title, so now it doesn't match at all. LOL.
    Good on them.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Surely you don't agree with arresting or fining a priest for performing a private ceremony because the state demands that their piece of paper must be present authorizing that ceremony.
    If a person presides over a marriage which is plainly invalid by law, they should be punished. UCC ministers (who aren't priests, BTW) are not above the law.

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