Jun 27th, 2013 - National News
There were 2 rulings by the Supreme Court Wednesday that will impact marriage. The Court struck down part of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples, and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
There's disagreement about how the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage will affect Americans whose faith teaches that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York says people can still worship as they please and believe what they want.
But Ken Klukowski, director of the Family Research Council's Center for Religious Liberty, says faith affects every aspect of how people live their lives. He worries that the rulings will prompt discrimination lawsuits against Christians who refuse to support same-sex marriages.
A Christian advocacy group says the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings could lead to legalization of polygamy.
Ken Klukowski, director of the Family Research Council's Center for Religious Liberty, says he sees nothing in the court's reasoning on gay marriage that would prevent polygamous families from also demanding full recognition.
He notes that polygamy already is legal in dozens of Muslim countries, and that American polygamists have asked a federal court to find Utah's ban on multi-partner marriages unconstitutional.
An evangelical leader says churches that oppose gay marriage should warmly welcome same-sex couples and their children in the wake of Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings.
The Rev. Rob Schenck, chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, says the decisions should prompt churches to "look at the reality of same-sex couples and families differently: through the lens of God's love."
Schenck says while churches may continue to believe and teach that marriage is only between a man and a woman, they also should recognize that "the gospel is open to all, regardless of their sexual orientation or the configuration of their families."
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