New laws sanctifying same-sex marriages already are leading to discrimination against those who believe that marriage is, by natural law and God's law, the lifelong union of one man and one woman. The lawsuits against Arlene's Flowers show the consequences to religious freedom.
Traditional marriage provides the basic unit of society, in which children are conceived, nurtured and raised by a biological mother and father. Government's only interest in marriage has been to safeguard that family unit for the good of society. Never before has government redefined the institution of marriage to include other adult relationships, whether they are friendships, love affairs, polygamous or same-sex relationships.
Those who call this a civil rights issue fail to acknowledge there is no scientific evidence suggesting that people are born gay. It is more likely that same-sex attraction develops as a behavior. For the government to grant equal rights based on sexual behavior sets a dangerous precedent, which can lead others to make similar demands. Is this really the road we want to travel?
It's time for a new anti-discrimination law to protect religious rights from being compromised by the new laws to redefine marriage. Support Sen. Sharon Brown's Religious freedom bill!