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Muse continues to oppose equality

Timothy Kincaid

October 24th, 2012

Remember Maryland’s Sen C. Anthony Muse (D – Prince George’s County)? He’s the a-swipe who single handedly held back equality in Maryland in 2008 and has worked against basic decency ever since. Well, it seems that Sen. Muse, having been outvoted in the legislature, is now trying to whip up bigotry in the newspapers.

If Question 6 passes, ministries that seek to hold true to traditional religious beliefs may find themselves barred from using public parks, renting government buildings, staffing themselves with like-minded people of faith and bidding on government social services contracts. They may also find themselves required to provide leave and medical benefits contrary to their faith, and they could experience assaults on their tax-exempt status.

We need to face the facts about Question 6. Before we redefine marriage in Maryland, we must contemplate the conflicts that will result between the government and individuals and religious institutions who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. With all due respect to the religious leaders who claim otherwise, our religious freedom hangs in the balance with Question 6.

Well, something is dangling there in the balance, but it isn’t religious freedom. Which reminds me… I wonder what name would win me a life-time supply of cottonelle? The “A-swipe”? Or maybe the “A-Muse”?



Ben In Oakland
October 24th, 2012 | LINK

Your religius freedom isn’t as important as mine.

could. could. could.

maybe. maybe. maybe.

but never. never. never actually happened.

October 24th, 2012 | LINK

All of his awful consequences are due to anti-discrimination laws, not marriage. The whole point of those anti-discrimination laws, accepted as a non-issue for decades when applied to religion, race or gender, is that a business isn’t allowed to only hire or serve people they approve of. Common sense would tell you the government isn’t gonna let you hold an event on public land, rent public buildings or recieve government contracts when you fail to abide by their discrimination regulations. Whether or not the person being discriminated against can get married makes no difference, but I guess you gotta go with something when you can’t find any real dangers.

Eric in Oakland
October 25th, 2012 | LINK

“All of his awful consequences are due to anti-discrimination laws, not marriage… Whether or not the person being discriminated against can get married makes no difference…”

/\. THIS!

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