Churches, Hawaii Lawmakers Meet on Marriage Bill

Oct 4, 2013 Full story: EDGE

Religious leaders in Hawaii have been meeting with state lawmakers about a religious exemption in pending gay marriage legislation, balancing opposition to the bill with trying to protect their interests as much as possible should it pass.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Oct 5, 2013
The religious leaders need to be lectured by the lawmakers about separation of church and state
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The religious leaders need to be reminded why churches do not sell marriage licenses; only courthouses and city halls sell $35 marriage licenses to the public; regardless of religion or lack thereof
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The religious leaders should be made to operate for 3 months with NO tax exemptions; as a reminder of how they qualified for it in the first place
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The religious leaders should practice what they preach

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Oct 5, 2013
It's just a dog & pony show.

Any religious exemption is unnecessary since freedom of religion is already protected in both the federal & state constitution.

Churches won't have to marry any couple they don't want to, but businesses won't be able to refuse service to same-sex couples either.

The Dems obviously have the votes to pass this through cleanly.

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