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Warren Joins Buttigieg in Nixing Threat to Church Tax Status

posted on October 17, 2019

The Associated Press’ Elana Schor reports that Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg disagree with fellow president candidate Beto O’Rourke’s call to end tax exemptions for religious organizations that refuse to perform same-sex marriages. The only gay candidate in the field, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, said on CNN, “Going after the tax exemption of churches, Islamic centers or other religious facilities in this country, I think that’s just going to deepen the divisions that we’re already experiencing.” Warren’s campaign joined him, with spokeswoman Saloni Sharma telling the AP, “Religious institutions in America have long been free to determine their own beliefs and practices, and she does not think we should require them to conduct same-sex marriages in order to maintain their tax-exempt status.”

Read at The Associated Press