Are there any circumstances in which the state can deny a person a gun license, in violation of the very real right enumerated in the 2nd Amendment, without them having broken any laws?
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
How is removing government benefits from religious ceremonies punitive, especially given the complaints Christians have been lodging about it?However, if traditionally marriages conducted in churches have been honoured by courts, how would your solution not be punitive and seen as such?
Again, please re-read my post again. I feel as if you completely misunderstood what was said.
Let's say the state delegates that responsibility to Koch Enterprises - gives them a contract or permission to issue those licenses. A condition of that contract or that permission to grant marriage licenses with Koch has to be that the private firm issue licenses in accordance with all applicable laws, which will require them to issue them to all qualified couples, including SSMs. They can't get around the legal obligation by assigning their duties to a third party.