Last week, the United Church of Christ, one of the first denominations in the United States to allow its clergy to marry same-sex couples, sued the state of North Carolina to have Amendment One rescinded.
Their complaint? That by voting in the marriage amendment defining unions between women and men as the only legally recognized marriages, it inhibited their religious liberty to do part of their jobs.
It was the first challenge to a state’s constitutional marriage amendment using the argument of religious freedom.
What do you think?
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