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Old 03-17-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I'm pretty sure that you can't force anyone to conduct a marriage ceremony. So part of the this proposed bill is useless legislation. Pastors are already protected.
Exactly. At its best, it was meaningless. At its worst, it opens up avenues for state-funded discrimination.
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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He will. He isnt as backwards as most of rural GA. We definitely need to make sure we vote in a progressive governor after Gov Del is gone
Progressive and the repubs in this state are an oxymoron, and I'm afraid a democrat still doesn't have a chance. So who do you have in mind?
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure that you can't force anyone to conduct a marriage ceremony. So part of the this proposed bill is useless legislation. Pastors are already protected.
If you're talking about a government employee such as a county clerk, yes, they have to follow the law. That's what they're paid to do.

Preachers, however, are not government employees. They can decline to marry anyone they please -- straight, gay, whatever.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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If you're talking about a government employee such as a county clerk, yes, they have to follow the law. That's what they're paid to do.

Preachers, however, are not government employees. They can decline to marry anyone they please -- straight, gay, whatever.
Yeah, there are many that won't perform interfaith ceremonies, or will only perform them with an agreement that any offspring will be raised within the faith.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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Older people wonder why younger people do not vote Republican. This is why. Put aside economics, taxes, etc. Young people are not going to vote for the party that champions pointless crap like this.
How Georgia lawmakers voted on the 'religious liberty' bill | www.myajc.com
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Damn...
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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Damn...
JaNice VanNess might be the loneliest Republican in the Georgia Senate today, and good for her for voting NO.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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Great job Republicans
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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JaNice VanNess might be the loneliest Republican in the Georgia Senate today, and good for her for voting NO.
And good for the surprising number of House Republicans who voted no.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:01 AM
 
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And good for the surprising number of House Republicans who voted no.
Totally. They had the guts to stand up for what's right and refused to be stampeded into some goofy non-solution to an imaginary problem.
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