Anderson: Prop 8 is Not a Clash of Civil Liberties and Religion

by Benjamin Domenech on 7:20 am March 11, 2009

Should the state treat marriages the same way it treats baptisms and bar mitzvahs — as purely religious practices properly left to religious institutions? That’s what some are now arguing. If the state didn’t create marriage, they reason, then religion must have; and the state shouldn’t endorse sectarian religious beliefs. But their argument is profoundly flawed.

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