Simply put, such bans violate the separation of church and state. In this lesson, Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind: Just as the state may not prohibit the teaching of evolution, believing that such teaching is at odds with a certain religious world-view, so too may it not limit marriage just to opposite sex couples, believing that marriage between those of the same sex is a sin or at odds with some religious view of marriage. After all, religious groups have lined up on both sides of the debate. Retrieved 28 September We need to be subjective.
On October 11,some religious leaders gave testimony to the Commission on Sexual Orientation and the Law in support of same-gender marriages.
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The importance of marriage to society, to families and children, is easily understood without reference to specific religious teachings.