What to do with government employees refusing to issue wedding licenses to same-sex couples (in violation of the Hatch Act)

Posted by: TBR

Some politicians have encouraged government employees to violate the law. What should happen to those who follow the advice?

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Fire them

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Nothing, get other employees to do the job they refuse to do.

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TBR says2015-06-30T23:45:59.0813831-05:00
Happily surprised bu results.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-02T11:48:50.5582340-05:00
If they're being told to do this by their superiors (politicians) then I don't think firing them is an option.
MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-07-03T03:15:28.1894781-05:00
Everybody wants to attack everyone else "Fire them!!!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!!" Look, if the LGBT community wants tolerance, don't be intolerant toward others. The mature thing to do in this situation is respect EVERYONE'S beliefs, even if it isn't religious. Look, you fill out the marriage license and go to the courthouse to get married. The justice overseeing the marriage is against it, you smile and say "I understand and respect your beliefs. Would you kindly contact a justice who can complete our union?" The state should ensure that at least one justice is always available for same-sex unions. If the state fails to provide adequate justices for this situation, then you can look into filing suit against the state for discrimination. We must understand that tolerance is a two-way street, just like respect. Show the level of respect you expect to receive; show the level of tolerance you expect to receive in return. They are interchangeable. You may have the law on your side but should we really destroy a person's career and throw away their years of education just because they do not believe in same-sex union?
MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-07-03T03:19:10.0780700-05:00
Is common courtesy really this far gone and our society really so selfish at this point that we can't have respect, tolerance, kindness, and understanding for each other? Grandmom always said "Find the best in everyone and everything no matter how bad it gets and you will help make your life and the world a better place to live."
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-03T05:05:11.9620008-05:00
@MakesSensePeopleDont Well said. Tolerance is a two way street. The law isn't promoting tolerance though. The constitution does, because it is broad and equal in measure. It is not equal how they decided to rule in court. That case was specifically aimed at benefitting one particular group, while simultaneously being intolerant towards others.
snowdayk says2018-11-30T03:20:34.4260622Z
I don´t believe in that kind of "marriage" at all. It shouldn´t be legal at all to "marry" someone the same gender as you.

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