A 30-Second Guide to How the Gay Marriage Ruling Affects You | Cracked.com


I was going to spend some time writing about gay marriage ruling in the States but this sums it up. As a heterosexual man in Canada where this has existed for ten years I can say that this is fairly accurate.

2 thoughts on “A 30-Second Guide to How the Gay Marriage Ruling Affects You | Cracked.com

  1. Very well put, although I hope that this part…

    If You Are a Member of a Church That Performs Wedding Ceremonies but That Does Not Believe in Gay Marriage:

    This decision does not affect you in any way.

    … remains true. We’ve already seen some pushback against caterers who have theological issues with homosexuality, and I don’t see that as a good thing. When will we start seeing lawsuits requiring churches to perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples? It’s already happening in the UK.

    As a daily violator of Deuteronomy 22:5, I can understand wanting some protection from people who would demonize us for what we do. But would I want to take a Jewish or Christian (or, I suppose, Muslim) dressmaker to court to force him or her to make a dress for me even if they have a religious objection to it? No, to me that is just as wrong. Let the people who are in favor of gay weddings (or straight crossdressing) do business with others who share their point of view, and let the other folks struggle with their own religious convictions as their conscience sees fit. Live and let live, and all that.

    1. Sorry for the late reply. As a Canadian where we have had legal equal marriage rights Nation wide since 2005 and in some areas since 2003 (And to add confusion since 2001 due to some legal cases making us the first and the 4th country to have same sex marriage) I can assure you that generally the LGBT community leaves region alone. If your church does not recognise same sex marriage then go to one that does is the common thought. There have been some challenges here and there but since Freedom of Religion is guaranteed under the Charter of rights and Freedoms it doesn’t go anywhere.

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