The U.S. Supreme Court needs to spend time on the reality that same-sex marriage has nothing whatever to do with “religious freedom.” If a religion wants to prohibit this for their members, they have, and would continue to have, every right to tell those couples "Our clergy cannot marry you." The issue is about a marriage license – and that is issued by the state; it’s a wholly secular process.
What the “religious freedom” speakers talk about is the right of a fundamentalist, reactionary religion (any one of too many) to impose its beliefs on everyone else.
Ginny Kiernan Dahlberg
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