hen the U.S. Supreme Court made its decision to legalize gay marriage under the 14th amendment, they knew there would be some backlash. They weren’t wrong. Conservatives have had adverse reactions to the ruling, and many are striking back by not cooperating with policy, a la Kim Davis. Their argument is that the ruling impairs their religious freedoms. But county clerks refusing to sign marriage licenses and bakers who aren’t into rainbow wedding cakes are just scratching the surface of the stakes of this issue. People are also talking about gay adoption, the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that wish to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, and the obligation of private churches and individuals to recognize and perform same-sex marriages.
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Davis forced her Christian faith on the people of Rowan County, and violated their right to be able to receive equal treatment from the government, regardless of their sexuality, race, religion, or values.Brandan Robertson, The Huffington Post, Sept 8, 2015
Nevertheless, all reasonable people must agree that imprisoning this innocent woman for her conscience is both an absolute outrage and gross violation of her constitutional liberties.Matt Barber, Charisma News, Sept 8, 2015
Molly is a third-generation journalist studying at Drake University. When she’s not writing for Dare-Think, She’s an editorial assistant at Meredith Corporation and the multimedia editor for her school’s student publication, Drake Magazine. Her work has been featured in Los Angeles magazine, Paste, Thought Catalog, and elsewhere. Her strengths include satire and features. Her weaknesses include Oreos and Ed Sheeran.