Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:25:02 AM
@5cats: Come on, we've had legal same sex marriage up here for many years now. Please point out an instance where a church was forced to marry a gay couple. Go on, I`ll wait.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 8:51:43 AM
"No; you, like Crakr, are 100% wrong. You are also being 100% facetious. If ANYONE for any reason is unwilling to perform such a ceremony they have no obligation to do so." Not totally correct. No private holy man/woman would be required to. But a Justice of the Peace or other Civil Servant cannot make a moral judgement. They would be required to perform the service for anyone who legally qualifies. If the county judge doesn't like mixed race marriages he cannot legally deny them the right. The same would hold true for same-gender marriage. But that only applies to government clerks, not private ministers.