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For-profit Ohio Chapel forced to perform gay wedding.
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:13:03 pm »
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/20/ordained-ministers-who-refuse-to-marry-gay-couples-in-their-chapel-are-fighting-back-after-reportedly-being-threatened-with-fines-and-jail-time/

So, apparently, since this place isn't a church, non-discrimnation laws apply. I'm thinking that they will still be able to retain the right to not make it a religious ceremony.

"Do you?" "I do."
"Do you?" "I do."
"By the power invested in me by the state of Ohio, you're married now. Cash or credit?"

I have mixed feelings about this one, but lean towards just leaving them alone, and letting the gay couple find someone who doesn't have a religious/moral issue with it.

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Re: For-profit Ohio Chapel forced to perform gay wedding.
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 07:03:52 pm »
If it's for profit and not religiously-based, then they have to worry about the same discrimination issues that any other business has to deal with. 

Otherwise, you could just as easily say, "Well, those Black folks would be better off going to a restaurant that doesn't have a problem with them."
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Re: For-profit Ohio Chapel forced to perform gay wedding.
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 07:21:49 pm »
That's true. Their religious freedom isn't really being infringed unless they are forced to perform a religious ceremony.

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Re: For-profit Ohio Chapel forced to perform gay wedding.
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 07:40:24 pm »
That's true. Their religious freedom isn't really being infringed unless they are forced to perform a religious ceremony.

Yep.  Likewise, a Justice of the Peace has to perform the ceremony.
"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.