'Freedom of Conscience' law just what SCOTUS ordered

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

MississippiSupporters of same-sex "marriage" are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law, but proponents of the law think there's nothing to challenge.

At issue is Mississippi's "religious objections law," known formally as the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (House Bill 1523). Championed and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Mississippi) in 2016, the law has been on hold amid court challenges – but the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently refused to keep blocking it.

As a result, supporters of same-sex marriage are now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the law. But according to Rob Chambers of Mississippi-based AFA Action, the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges allows for states to enact these laws.

"When the Obama administration was arguing before the Supreme Court, the solicitor general basically said if the Supreme Court rendered an opinion in favor of same-sex marriage, that same-sex marriage and religious liberty would be at odds with one another,'" Chambers explains.

"So what the plaintiffs who are trying to kick this up to the Supreme Court need to know is that the Supreme Court prompted the states to do just what Mississippi did: to pass a law to strike the balance between the so-called 'right' to same-sex marriage and religious liberty."

Also included in the law is that adoption agencies are not forced to place children into households of homosexual couples.


Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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