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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
The battle has been won for gay marriage. It's legal. Hell even Obama said marriage should be between a man and a woman. But the right for gay marriage is there. There is no right to force others to perform that marriage, whether priest, rabbi or imam. Debate their beliefs; do not take away their individual rights.
or otherwise deny any federal grant, contract, subcontract, cooperative agreement, loan, license, certification, accreditation, employment, or similar position or status from or to such person;
or withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any benefit under a federal benefit program.
Please give a counter-argument that is logical in basis on why it is okay to discriminate against gay marriage. You can go ahead and argue my points, interpreting different things as you see fit, but attempting to defeat my argument does not support your own argument, it get's us back to neutral and does not help resolve the matter of whether or not the pledge of these men is reasonable, and lawful.
Allowed? That's some funky language, we are also allowed to be put in front of a jury if found to be guilty of breaking the law....Which there are laws against discrimination, businesses for instance, cannot discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, etc.
as a person, maybe, but not as a business, a healthcare provider, employer, ect....
then you can't, or well, maybe I should say that if you get caught doing it, things might not turn out too well for you.
Example: A radical extremist isis member wants to cut off my head, is this his unalienable right?
You still have to follow the laws of the land. Anti-discriminatory laws are currently the law of the land, and I argue that these laws should not go away. Political correctness is a bitch, but so is this religious correctness.