State lawmakers reject bill to protect religion from ‘gay’ attacks

Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, cited conflicting religious beliefs when he declined in July 2012 to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding reception (Photo: Twitter/Alliance Defends)

Everyone knows the U.S. Supreme Court opinion created a right to same-sex “marriage” in the United States.

But that same opinion also affirmed the constitutional protections afforded people who oppose same-sex marriage for religious reasons.

It acknowledged that many “deem same-sex marriage to be wrong reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises, and neither they nor their beliefs are disparaged here.”

The five majority justices recognized the Constitution “contemplates that democracy is the appropriate process for change, so long as that process does not abridge fundamental rights.”

And they affirmed that “fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote.”

The justices said “those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere



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