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If you don't realize that Canada and the USA have different constitutions, you have bigger problems than gay marriage.
Ministers are not required to marry ANYBODY in the USA. Our government does not and never has told any church what they can preach or teach. Have you completely forgotten about the first amendment? Or are you another one of those idiots that think there's no such thing as separation of church and State? Maybe your little scaredy-cat church friends respond to your fear-mongering lies, but I know better.
Yes, of course Canada and US have different constitutions. That was a waste of time to mention on your part.
Comparisons. Do you understand comparisons? It seems you don't.
Canadian and US constitutions both at one time allowed ministers to teach/preach as they wished concerning same sex marriage. That is called a similarity of a comparison between two different constitutions that were allowing of the same thing to happen.
Neither government at one time allowed same sex marriage. That is called a similarity of these two different governments having the same laws against same sex marriage. Do you understand?
Now we have one government that has made same sex marriage legal. The other government could be said is following the footsteps of that government as it is slowly allowing more and more laws for same sex marriage.
At one time both governments allowed religious ministers to decide who they would marry and who they wouldn't.
Now one of the governments has forced religious ministers to marry both hetero and same sex marriages.
There's a pattern there. And you ignorantly wish not to see it.
Those in the US government aren't there because their stupid. Many politicians have grown into their positions knowing they don't have to pass laws for religions at all. All they have to do is pass a law that goes against what religions teach and preach and out of fear of community reprisal, religious ministers will be forced by community opinion to stop teaching/preaching what now is for the law or is against the law.
Did you know polygamy is a religious doctrine? Did you know that in making it's ruling against polygamy, Scotus reflected on who and what used/endorsed prohibited/outlawed polygamy all the way back to when it was outlawed in ancient Rome? Do you know that part of their reasoning for outlawing the religious practice of polygamy was based on ancient RCC outlawing polygamy? They surmised if Christianity would reject an actual religious practice that went back for thousands of years, they had grounds to make laws against it.
SCOTUS said screw you to the first amendment right of religion that should have covered polygamy as well as it covered monogamy. Get it?
Since than, SCOTUS has never again DIRECTLY defined religious freedom and what it encompasses and what it doesn't.
Canada is a parallel example to the US of what these two governments have done side by side concerning religious freedom and restricting/allowing it.
If you don't see that well to each their own :)