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Fifty years ago these would have been the same people who resented the government for forcing school integration and serving black people in restaurants, hotels, other places.

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My life or marriage didn’t change on June 26th.

Separation of Church and State means the “church” does not make the laws for the state and the state does not force it’s citizens to follow a specific religious doctrine. The law of the land supersedes various religious beliefs. Also one church can’t overrule another church.

It was 1967 (less than 50 years ago) when the Supreme Court struck down all state laws that forbid “interracial marriage”. I imagine the children of today will look back in 50 years and wonder what all the uproar was about concerning “marriage equality”. canadian goose jacket Gays and lesbians make up less than 5% of the population.

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uk canada goose No, I really do not think most understand the meaning of the ‘separation of church and state’. For instance it is not in the constitution. It came from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson. uk canada goose

The first amendment states “”Congress shall make no law respecting and establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” cheap Canada Goose In other words our government cannot by law decree a national religion especially of that government nor can it disallow a religion. I realize that canada goose clearance is an over simplification especially since that amendment is tested almost daily in the court systems.

Marriage is a contract firstly civilly. That is why there is a license. That gives permission to marry and usually has an expiration date. The marriage must be solemnized as a ceremony. In California that can be done by a county clerk.

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I live in Texas, where the governor has stated that county clerks don’t have to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples if it violates their religious beliefs. A better statement would have been to tell them that if they don’t feel they can reconcile their religious beliefs with the job the taxpayers expect them to do, they should resign, because the county clerk’s office is a branch of government, and not a church. County clerks must adhere to the law of the land.

However, if that same county clerk attends a church that doesn’t accept marriage equality, that church is perfectly within their rights to turn down any couple who wishes to marry there, for religious reasons. The government has canada goose black friday sale no say about this, and never has had any.

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We earn a living by serving a master. We do what the master wants or we find a different way to make a living. We Canada Goose online live by serving our Master. And that Master insists we render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasar’s.

cheap canada goose uk I am glad that the government saw fit to allow us to contract into a civil union even though we are mixed race, and our grandparents could not have done that. cheap canada goose uk

buy canada goose jacket cheap The state is recognizing same sex marriage contracts, good for them that is the state’s business. It just so happens, and thank goodness they were not told to by the state, so does my church. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Separation of Church and State is alive and well in America and people get it, they just ignore it when it comes to not so sober debate.

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