Suit Claims Same Sex Bans Violate 1st Amendment

The First Amendment cuts both ways. What if you solemnly believe in same sex marriages? Do state bans constitute a violation?


“This lawsuit introduces a First Amendment claim that the marriage ban in North Carolina violates the right to the free exercise of religious beliefs by denominations, clergy and congregants who believe that same sex marriages are theologically valid and want to perform marriage ceremonies,” Sussman said.

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