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Couldn’t have said it better ourselves…

February 12, 2014

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II, who joined nine other federal and state courts in invalidating bans on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states:

while “religious beliefs … are vital to the fabric of society … assigning a religious or traditional rationale for a law does not make it constitutional when that law discriminates against a class of people without other reasons.”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves: this is one of the guiding principles of separation of Church and State.  If a law has no secular rationale, then it should not be on the books.  Laws with religious rationale belong in religious institutions, and should only apply to those institutions and those who agree to belong to them, as long as they don’t affect the freedom and rights of anyone on the outside.

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