I was just wondering how this might play out in the u.s.
If the Supreme Court rules that states do not have the right to deny marriage licenses to homosexual couples then they will have the legal right to marry.
I think what makes people who don't believe in gay marriage, for better or worse, nervous because they see that some people that are objecting to this, the cake instance (people didn't want to provide cake to a gay wedding), are being sued and vilified. Whose rights are more important, the rights of the people to run their business how they want or the homosexual couple.
My question to this is "what should be done with Christian leaders whose church bodies have always objected to Gay Marriage?"
Let's say a gay couple comes to such a person and requests them to marry them and the church leader says no. What is the appropriate response?
Should they be left alone to practice their religion as they see fit? Should they be forced to do the wedding against their will? Should they be fined? Should they be sued? Should they be arrested for violating the civil rights of the couple? What are your thoughts on their rights and the appropriate response?
Gay marriage has been upheld by the Supreme Court. They have ruled that all bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional. States begin issuing marriage licenses without discrimination.
A gay couple goes to a catholic priest and asks to be married in their church by him.
He refuses on religious grounds.
What is the appropriate response?
A. Call the police and have the priest arrested or fined for discrimination.
B. Walk out and go look someplace else
C. Sue the priest for violating the civil rights of the couple.
The poll is anonymous. Please justify your response if you so desire.