|Adam and Steve in Paradise|
Dear Bill (Catholic League),
Marriage is a contract, primarily a property document with rights of surviving spouse and recognized offspring, between two original contracting parties.
Justice Roberts is right. Marriage – hetero or gay – is not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court, a pimple on the Constitution, is supposed to iron out differences between the laws and actions of the 50 different states.
When 2/3 of the states define marriage between any two contracting parties and 1/3 of the states make laws that discriminate against a sizable percentage portion of the population, the Supremes are forced to dirty their hands and work and strike down injustice against some – “Equal Justice for All” is carved in stone above the front door there. (Though surprisingly never above the front door of any church I know of.)
But since it is the American Catholic Church through you as official mouthpiece, that wants a debate on tax free privilege for religions that discriminate against American citizens in employment, it is a good start Bill.
Thanks for the reminder about the sizable portion of bums in religion INC, shills such as yourself, who do not contribute to the common good through taxes. (Even Saint Paul urged obedience and taxes to local civil authority. btw)
In order to stop the IRS from revoking the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that refuse to marry two men or two women, Congress needs to pass the First Amendment Defense Act that was introduced last week. Nothing less is acceptable.