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    Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of same-sex marriage--an institution described as "newer than cellphones or the internet by one justice last year--two things are clear.
    Despite this year's breathtaking string of lower court victories, the battle for marriage equality hasn't been swift or easy. To the lawyers who devised the legal strategy decades ago, the journey has been arduous, the setbacks plentiful, and the battle scars deep.

    And even after the high court rules--most likely striking down state bans on gay marriage at the end of its term in June--the fight won't be over. Another clash looms over the issue of religious freedom.

    Read the article here: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    It looks like this battle has reached an important point.I don't believe that the 1st Amendment will stop this from happening.

    Churches will be able to do what they want to do, but businesses will have to obey the law whether they like it or not.
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    but businesses will have to obey the law whether they like it or not.
    The authoritarianism in your post is revolting.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    The authoritarianism in your post is revolting.
    This is not "authoritarianism"
    Just a democratic-socialist in the heartland of America.CHECK OUT MY TUMBLR(BLOG)HERE "Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence, and enjoy it to the full."

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    The authoritarianism in your post is revolting.
    I believe that was more of a prediction than an order.

    OK, now that the issue of gay marriage has been settled, maybe the country can move ahead on less pressing issues, like ISIS, income inequality, unemployment, health care, illegal immigration, you know, all of those minor issues we're facing.
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This is not "authoritarianism"
    It sounds like his post was in support of instances like this: They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy: Government
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    The authoritarianism in your post is revolting.
    Forcing people to behave against their religious beliefs,when they are doing nobody physical harm is revolting, certainly.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    The authoritarianism in your post is revolting.


    If you think that businesses will not have to obey the law I predict that you will be disappointed.

    But go ahead and dream. I don't have a problem with that.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This is not "authoritarianism"
    It is hard to see how the government can be allowed to force people to act against their religious beliefs just so other people feel better.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If you think that businesses will not have to obey the law I predict that you will be disappointed.

    But go ahead and dream.
    I can't fathom the American constitution forcing people to break their religious beliefs.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    It sounds like his post was in support of instances like this: They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy: Government
    They face a possible fine of up to $150,000, which is admittedly excessive to the extreme. They haven't been fined, and haven't lost their bakery.

    The story is a total exaggeration.
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



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