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ADF: NH gov’s proposed revisions to marriage redefinition bill fail religious freedom test

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A good reminder to look around the smoke screen of “religious exemption” provisions meant to satiate politicians who are looking for cover to advance their agenda to redefine marriage.

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch and same-sex “marriage” supporters insist that proposed revisions to legislation that would make New Hampshire the sixth state to redefine marriage will not infringe on religious liberties.  But ADF attorneys argue that Lynch’s added protections–and the anticipated concession by the drafters–is merely smoke and mirrors geared to divert attention from the fact that recognizing same-sex “marriage” in the Granite State would open up a Pandora’s Box of new attacks on religious freedom.

“Contrary to what marriage redefinition activists might argue, redefining marriage in New Hampshire would have serious consequences for the religious community beyond the limited protections the governor has proposed,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks.  “The governor is right to recognize the threat to religious liberty, but he underestimates the threat by a long shot.  Where are the protections for business owners with religious objections to recognizing same-sex ‘marriages’?  Formally affiliated organizations are not the only ones who need their religious liberty protected.”

via The Alliance Alert


Written by Jeremy Dys

May 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm

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