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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The silliness of this thread is astounding. Can a Muslim clerk deny a marriage to a Christian/Jewish hetero couple because his religious beliefs strictly stand against interfaith marriages? Of course not. Could a Mormon working for the US government, decide to give marriage licenses depending on a person's skin color? No? Well there is your answer. No, this is not the giant constitutional crisis that homophobes and some of SSM's lip service providers on the right wish it was.
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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    That won't happen...do you really think Christians who have enjoyed their marriage benefits for decades untold will want to live without them? You know, like they demand homosexuals do?

    Of course not.

    The better answer is to completely detach the religious and the governmental definitions of marriage. If a Christian couple wishes to be married in the church, that's fine, but it holds no governmental benefits until they do it before a judge and the judge cannot hold the marriage ceremony within X feet of a church. This way, there is no discrimination under the law. But, again, this will likely inconvenience and anger Christians, because they sure as hell don't deserve to have to work for their benefits...like they demand of homosexuals...
    The problem here is those who oppose gay marriage the most seem not to understand what it would mean if they were discriminated against based on their religion.

    I suspect if Christians were to be denied a license to marry simply because they are Christian, they would be outraged (as well they should be, even though religious views are far more of a choice than sexuality).
    Bull****, this could've been accomplished years ago by civil unions. It was not necessary to redefine marriage.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

    Here we go the first actual decent from the Joy. I think this is doomed before it starts. There is no end to hate and judgement IMO. Thoughts.
    This wasn't surprising in the least. I read an article a few days ago about the myriad of ways different states will try to work around the Supreme Court ruling. In the end they'll all fail, but we can look forward to this for another year or two.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Why thank you Justice Hatuey.
    Your inability to respond with anything of substance is noted. However, if you ever find a problem with my post, let me know about it okay?
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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Bull****, this could've been accomplished years ago by civil unions. It was not necessary to redefine marriage.
    Same sex couples were never obliged to take the "civil union" handout.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Bull****, this could've been accomplished years ago by civil unions.
    Did you not actually read what I said? Try again, paying particular attention to the part where I said to separate the religious and governmental ceremonies.
    It was not necessary to redefine marriage.
    It didn't redefine marriage. In fact, just perusing dictionary.com, the definition of marriage says nothing about marriage being only between a man and woman.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
    (broadly) any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage:

    the state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock:

    the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple, including the accompanying social festivities:

    a formal agreement between two companies or enterprises to combine operations, resources, etc., for mutual benefit; merger.
    Marriage | Define Marriage at Dictionary.com

    It does seem to me the only group trying to redefine marriage are those who are trying to define it as ONLY a man and woman.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Same sex couples were never obliged to take the "civil union" handout.
    Separate but Equal use to be a Democratic Party thing... now Republicans like to use it against gays...
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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Did you not actually read what I said? Try again, paying particular attention to the part where I said to separate the religious and governmental ceremonies.
    It didn't redefine marriage. In fact, just perusing dictionary.com, the definition of marriage says nothing about marriage being only between a man and woman.

    Marriage | Define Marriage at Dictionary.com

    It does seem to me the only group trying to redefine marriage are those who are trying to define it as ONLY a man and woman.
    Dictionary.com, well, I guess that settles it.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Your inability to respond with anything of substance is noted. However, if you ever find a problem with my post, let me know about it okay?
    I think I did find a problem with your post, and I chose a light hearted way of communicating that. I should have accounted for the absence of a sense of humor, so for that I apologize.

    Please carry on with your insults and Constitutional Scholar level opinions. The four Supreme Court justices should have consulted you before posting their dissents.
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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Separate but Equal use to be a Democratic Party thing... now Republicans like to use it against gays...
    I find it incredibly hypocritical those who constantly want to talk about their 1st Amendment rights to freedom of religion want to use their religion to subjugate homosexuals.

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