This Time for Real…We are Not Going to Deny You Religious Liberty. We Promise
This month, the Illinois Assembly takes up the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry. In an effort to defeat the bill, opponents argue that it could infringe on religious liberty by permitting lesbian or gay couples to sue churches for refusing to rent parish halls.
Government can never force clergy or religious denominations to marry anyone, and the bill prohibits lawsuits based on a church’s refusal. Illinois has one of the most extensive religious freedom protections nationwide, and the bill expressly states that it neither limits nor removes pre-existing protections for religious freedom.
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