Gov. Brown signs bill to protect religious freedom in marriage solemnization

  • metta

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    Oct 02, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    Gov. Brown signs bill to protect religious freedom in marriage solemnization


    http://lgbtweekly.com/2012/10/01/gov-brown-signs-bill-to-protect-religious-freedom-in-marriage-solemnization/
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 02, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    And yet this measure still won't shut the religious fanatics up, I'm sure.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidWas this a problem?



    It was. There was something similar going on up here back before it was legal. Some religious groups claimed that gays marrying would force them to have to perform marriages that went against their faiths.

    so...

    "“Some opponents of the freedom to marry have made misleading claims that religious freedom may somehow be infringed upon should same-sex couples be able to legally wed in California,” said Clarissa Fligioun, Equality California board president.
    “We are glad that Gov. Brown has signed this legislation to lay those claims to rest by codifying religious protections that are already guaranteed by the Constitution.”

    The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution protect the freedom of religion, including the right of clergy not to solemnize marriages that may conflict with their faith.

    SB 1140 explicitly codifies these constitutional amendments to remove any ambiguity that may be asserted as a reason to oppose marriage equality for all Californians."