What makes a feminist?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

So much in the past few weeks

With the Supreme Court's decision ruling that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, I've been seeing a whole lot of love and happiness in the air.

And also a whole lotta ugly from opponents of marriage equality.  From Sarah Palin calling for certain Supreme Court judges to be impeached (hint: it doesn't work that way) to FRC leaders claiming that same-sex marriage will lead to more babies born out of wedlock (I don't understand his logic either), the backlash has made me weep for humanity.

Marriage equality is not designed to be an attack on religion.  It is intended to promote the dignity of LGBT persons by allowing them to have their partnerships recognized by law and their families recognized as legitimate--by law.  What churches choose to do is up to them.

Churches have never lost the right to decide who can and cannot be married in their church.
-Protestant couple thinks the local Catholic cathedral would be simply gorgeous to hold their ceremony in?  Not happening if the priest says no.
-Black members of a predominantly white church?  Yeah, you might need to find a different location for your wedding.  And yes, that is still perfectly legal, albeit appalling.
-Dress not church appropriate? Not getting married today.
To say nothing of the various requirements to get married in an LDS temple...

If you feel like marriage equality is an attack on your faith, perhaps it's time to re-evaluate your faith.

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