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Thread: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Not an issue as long as we have a first amendment.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    To be fair, I think his question is more what do you think should happen and not what would actually happen. I think he's looking for your personal opinion as to whether or not a church should be forced to perform gay marriages, which is a different question from what you believe would or would not actually happen.
    Exactly! I was trying to see what people's reactions would be. Personally, I am against gay marriage, but I thought it would be interesting to see what reactions people would have if a minister refused to perform a ceremony they thought was immoral and wrong.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not an issue as long as we have a first amendment.
    all it takes is making this group a protective class, and the 1str amendment doesn't apply. I highly doubt clergy could openly use race as a factor in not performing a ceremony any longer, so I could see this eventually coming to pass too.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    all it takes is making this group a protective class, and the 1str amendment doesn't apply. I highly doubt clergy could openly use race as a factor in not performing a ceremony any longer, so I could see this eventually coming to pass too.
    This is not true.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    With Gay marriage now being made legal in 6 states, what should be the reaction to a minister refusing to perform the ceremony?
    Nothing.
    A minister should not be forced to performed marriages if he disagrees with them.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    The New York State law allows priests, ministers, rabbis, etc...to refuse to perform a gay marriage ceremony.

    this is all fine and good, as folks can get married by a judge.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    all it takes is making this group a protective class, and the 1str amendment doesn't apply. I highly doubt clergy could openly use race as a factor in not performing a ceremony any longer, so I could see this eventually coming to pass too.
    You're comparing apples to oranges.

    Plus, the last thing we need in this country is another protected class. Damn!!

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're comparing apples to oranges.

    Plus, the last thing we need in this country is another protected class. Damn!!
    Orientation is already protected in the same manner as race and gender.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Orientation is already protected in the same manner as race and gender.
    But not on the level of what ARealconservative is suggesting.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But not on the level of what ARealconservative is suggesting.
    Nobody is, nor can be.
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