Is banning gay marriage a violation of the 1st amendment?

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Is banning gay marriage a violation of the 1st amendment?

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According to the the Presbyterian Church:


By a vote of 429-175, leaders of the 1.76 million-member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted during the biennial General Assembly in Detroit to change the denomination's Book of Order to describe marriage as being between "two people."


gay marriage bans violate the religious freedom of Presbyterians to perform same sex marriages.


Question for debate:

Is a ban against same sex marriages a violation of the religious freedoms of Presbyterians?

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Re: Is banning gay marriage a violation of the 1st amendment

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Jashwell wrote: A law banning gay marriage wouldn't necessarily respect an establishment of religion, i
A law banning gay marriage would violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. This has been true ever since marriage was handed over to the state by the church, as in, "By the power invested in me by the State of Washington I now pronounce you man and wife."
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