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Gay Marriage and Threats to Religious Freedom: Hiding the Ball

April 22, 2009

As someone who likes to know what people I disagree with are thinking, I frequently read conservative websites such as the National Review.  It does not take me long to realize how much I disagree with their contributors.

One of the frequent contributors to the website, especially on gay marriage, is Maggie Gallagher President of the National Organization on Marriage (“NOM“) (which ought to be called the National Organization on Heterosexual Marriage).

On April 8, Ms. Gallagher wrote:

Same-sex marriage is quite different from bans on interracial marriage in one powerful respect: It asks religious Americans to surrender a core belief — not only Leviticus (disapproval of gay sexual acts), but Genesis (the idea that God himself made man as male and female and commanded men and women to come together in a special way to image the fruitfulness of God).



Vermont, Take Your Place at the Front of Line For Being the First to be on the Right Side of History

April 8, 2009

Today, the Vermont legislature overrode the veto of Governor Jim Douglas, and became the first state in the Union to legalize gay marriage through the legislation legislative action (as opposed to a judicial decision).