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The Next Gay Marriage Fight: Religious Exemptions

posted on October 16, 2014

The Associated Press’ Rachel Zoll reports, “Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures — seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies, and people with religious objections to refuse benefits or service for gay spouses.” After last June’s Hobby Lobby ruling, religious freedom has been a hotly debated subject by liberals, conservatives and civil and gay rights activists. John Green, a religion and politics expert at the University of Akron, warned, “There will be a temptation to enact broad exemptions in states that otherwise would oppose same-sex marriage. However, overly broad exemptions can backfire as well: They can be perceived as intolerant and discriminatory.”

Read at Crux