Does banning gay marriage violate the Constitutional right of religious freedom?

  • Imagine a Law Based on Somebody Else's Religion

    If you believe that God is opposed to gay marriage, we disagree. And that's OK. We can disagree in America.

    But when you require others to live in accordance with your religion, and for not other reason than your religion, you are forcing another human being to subject themselves to your religious edicts, regardless of what they believe.

    Our nation was founded by people who didn't like being told who to pray to or how. Some of our founders were atheist, many where quite religious, but they agreed that religion was a personal, and not one to be made by the government.

    If that doesn't convince you, then let me point something else out.
    When governments try and force religion on people, religion stops being about faith and starts being about power. It starts being a means by which people control other people. If religion is a founding reason to pass a law, then the churches leave themselves open to that machinations of politicians.

    Do you really think that Al Qaida or ISIS is run by people who just have that much faith in the Quran? Any real Imam will tell you that their actions fly in the face of everything Islam preaches. And the reason for this is that these organizations ceased to be faith-based when they became avenues for men to acquire power. And every time we mix our own religion with our government, we run the same risk.

  • Religious Freedom Attacked!!

    It Is Not Marriage

    Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses.

    The promoters of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.

    Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing.

  • History repeats itself.

    Originally a black woman or man was not allowed to marry a white male or female. This later was changed although many were/still are against it.
    Because time soon when by and people came to their senses, they realized there was no real reason why two people could not marry. People are now opposed to seeing a woman with another woman or a man with another man simply because their religion says marriage is between a man and a woman. The constitution is there to give us rights, not to prevent us from them. This is the home of the free, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of marriage.

  • Yes it does

    Everybody deserves to be happy no matter whose its with. Why do you care so much who other people love? Its none of your business anyways. Everybody says it goes against the bible. Well not everyone believes in the bible. We have our right to believe in whatever religion we want to, or none at all for that matter

  • Gay marriage is okay.

    I believe that when you marry you should marry for whomever the person is you fell in love with is whether it’s a same or opposite sex marriage. If gay couples can’t marry in the US the can always go out of state to get married so really nothing can stop them. You are free to choose who you are with, nowhere is it stated in the ratified Bill Of Rights that same sex marriage is against the law or morally wrong.

  • Every citizen should be treated equally according to the Constitution.

    If a male and female can get married then there is no problem with a female and female or male and male getting married. This is because the constitution states that everyone is equal so what's the difference between same sex marriage and opposite sex marriage. I honestly don't see what the big fuss is about?

  • What's Wrong With Being Gay?

    Marriage is found everywhere and a great importance to most people to show their love and affection towards each other. So, what is wrong when the same gender love each other just as much to sign a paper and make it official that they want to spend the rest of their lives together? Absolutely nothing is wrong with that. They are the same gender but they are just like any person across the country, or in every region, every race and ethnicity, in every religion or non-religion. PEOPLE GET MARRIED.

  • Religion has no place in marriage law.

    Most (pretty much all) people I see arguing against marriage equality do so from a religious standpoint - their religion says it is wrong, and therefore they want it to be illegal. Making something illegal because of the views of one religion is a violation of religious freedom. Marriage is not religious in nature unless the people getting married chose for it to be, so religion needs to stay out of any and all laws concerning marriage.

  • It is unalienable

    It is unjustified to be taking such a beautiful thing as marriage away from someone just because of the person that they want to to love. Think about something you like and just having it taken away just because you loved it or had a passion towards that person or thing. It is not a good feeling.

  • It does violate religious freedom!!

    It violates religious freedom, because, so many people use the excuse that "it goes against religion" or that "god doesn't like it." All that has to do with religion!!! You should be able to get married to who ever you want, no matter what. Religion shouldn't define who you get married to, if it did define who you got married to we wouldn't really have religious freedom.

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  • No. In fact, gay marriage nowadays violates religious freedom.

    Can you possibly even conceive of the chaos that would plague this great country if homosexuals were forced to, I don’t know, go somewhere else for their baked goods?

    I can't.
    Well, all I can say is thank God for liberalism. Thank God for people like you, Oh Supreme Judge of Proper Religious Expression. And thank God for liberals across the land who have meted out punishments to photographers, t-shirt makers, florists, owners of wedding venues, and other Americans who have attempted to tyrannically operate their businesses by the tenets of their faith. Thank God liberalism is here to protect us from these insidious, bigoted, hateful apes. And I say that with love, of course.

  • Banning gay marriage is simply preserving our cultural and ethical values as a society.

    Gay marriage isn't a religion, banning it doesnt violate a thing. A society that just says anything from anyone goes, would eventually collapse. Just look at history. Banning of gay marriage isn't based on discrimination, just as ban of pedophilia marriage isn't based on discrimination irrespective of it being consensual.

    We should have a right to excercise decency and dignity for the sake of our humanity.

  • Legalizing gay marriage is economic persecution.

    Requiring Bible-believing wedding vendors to serve gay weddings gives them the choice of finances or faith. It amounts to the government establishing a belief system of right and wrong aka "religion" and prohibits the free exercise of religion, both violation of the First Amendment. All major religions oppose gay marriage.

  • Since when is gay marriage a Religion?

    If so, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of" gay marriage! The 10th Amendment of the US Constitution says: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." The gay rights issue is a complex one dealing with civil liberties. The 10th Amendment allows interpretation of this issue up to the people & the States to decide. In my opinion, every American should be allowed to Civil Unions and have the same rights as same-sex couples when it comes to: favorable treatment in tax, inheritance, insurance status, immigration rights, decisional and visitation rights (hospital vists, healthcare, and burial) , the spousal privilege exemption when giving testimony in court, etc. However, when it comes to the 2 topics of gay "marriage" and gay adoption, these are an infringement on the pure marriages of our society and are un-Constitutional.

  • Only if your religion requires gay marriage.

    As far as I know, there are no religions in the world that require individuals of the same sex to marry each other. If there were, and it were an established religion, that argument might have some traction. However, I do think that restricting marriage to only between a man or a woman does violate the equal protection portions of the US Constitution.

  • No, freedom of religion is an individual right, not a forced mandate

    Religious freedom means that individuals can practice whatever religion it wants. Also, if a church wants to NOT marry gays because they do not believe in it, then again, that is their right to religious freedom. However, the constitution does not address marriage, period. If there are churches that are willing to perform gay ceremonies, or even secular marriages by the states, this does not impede on an individual's freedom of religion.

  • No, because gay marriage isn't only a religious issue.

    That is not to say I agree with the gay marriage ban. To me, marriage does not have anything to do with religion. I married my husband in a courthouse, not a religious thing about it. Anyone who wants to marry should be able to. Marriage is not only for those who are religious.

  • No, gay marriage has nothing to do with religious freedom

    In fact, the issue of state sanctioned marriage and religion should be entirely separate. I realize that there is a strong religious bias in this country and that the idea that religious and state marriage are one in the same runs rampant, but that is not the case. The state deciding to allow or disallow gay marriage should have nothing to do with religion regardless of whether any specific religious entity allows gay marriage.

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