Friday, April 10, 2009

The battle over gay rights that US faith groups are losing

The Washington Post noted today (April 10, 2009) in an article entitled “Faith Groups Increasingly Lose Gay Rights Fights” that:

Faith organizations and individuals who view homosexuality as sinful and refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say are costing them their religious freedom.

The lawsuits have resulted from states and communities that have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation. Those laws have created a clash between the right to be free from discrimination and the right to freedom of religion, religious groups said, with faith losing.

Indeed, the article points that some legal analysts suggest that religious groups that do not support gay rights might lose their tax exemptions because of their politically unpopular views. 

It does seem that the battle lines are being drawn, just as they are here in Canada.  To read the full Washington Post article, click here.

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