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Question #46262 posted on 07/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Comment to Comment that says Bishops can be sued for refusing to marry a same-sex couple. That is a rumor that I have heard several times in Sunday School.

Do you have source for your claim? It isn't true. The first amendment protects religious freedom. If that is not enough proof for you: Here(http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S147999.PDF) is a document from the California Supreme Court of the case they overturned this May. Page 117, at the end of the paragraph states

"Finally, affording same-sex couples the opportunity to obtain the
designation of marriage will not impinge upon the religious freedom of any
religious organization, official, or any other person; no religion will be required to
change its religious policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples, and no
religious officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in contravention of his
or her religious beliefs."

A: Dear anonymous commenter,

You're right. That comment really shouldn't have published in the first place, as it didn't meet our criteria of citing sources for a correction.

We've retracted that comment in order to stop the spread of false information.


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