Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oregon Church refuses to marry straight people until gays can marry


First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Rev. Pam Shepherd, seeing the act of signing marriage licenses for heterosexual couples as a form of discrimination against gays and lesbians, decided that in the name of fairness no licenses should be dignified with the signature of the church’s clergy until all families receive equal treatment under the law.
While well-intentioned, I don't think this sort of thing is a very good way of advancing gay rights. Seems like it's just adding to the problem by cheating yet another group out of their marital wishes.

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