Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced they’ll hear two cases from for-profit companies who think they should have the right to deny their employees coverage for birth control—just because the bosses don’t agree with it. So we took to Twitter to tell the birth control bosses: #HandsOffMyBC!
Pastor Allen Esses of YesJesusIsLord.org has proposed an amendment to Section 4 of Article I of the California Constitution, which guarantees “free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference.” It has been cleared for circulation by the Attorney General.
Under Pastor Esses’ amendment, a clause that exempts “acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State” would be struck from the constitution, essentially allowing any view to be protected so long as it’s expressed in the name of God. This would include sermons and projects aimed to disenfranchise or libel specific demographics.
Theocrats are assclowns
Marriage, not to be confused with Holy Matrimony, is a legal contract requiring a license issued by the state. As such, it is inherently unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to enter into such a contract that is afforded every other consenting couple of legal age.
A great explanation of why marriage is a civil contract, not necessarily a religious union from WATCH: The Most Compelling Case For Marriage Equality In Under A Minute | ThinkProgress