Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Separation of State and Federal Rights from Religious Ceremony

Iowa has a fabulous resource organization (The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa) that makes it clear that same sex couples want the state and federal rights of marriage, but that providing equal civil rights does NOT involve requiring any religious organization to condone, sanction, or perform any ceremonies. In my opinion, that's the beauty of the separation of church and state: No one in a religious community needs to change their beliefs about homosexuality (everyone has a right to their beliefs), but they must recognize that the state and federal government (and not any religious organization) governs the actual rights and responsibilities of marriage.

If you'd like more information, check out the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa website at:

Peace, B

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