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Constitutional pushback

"Constitutional pushback" Continued...

LaMalfa added that religious groups may find themselves even more on the defensive in the aftermath of the court’s rulings: “I believe they now want to go on and force their way into people’s religious freedoms and see that churches may have to perform things that they are against within their intuitions.”

Rubio tried to offer a gentle warning to both sides of a debate that will continue to divide the nation: “My hope is that those of us who believe in the sanctity and uniqueness of traditional marriage will continue to argue for its protection in a way that is respectful to the millions of American sons and daughters who are gay. It is also my hope that those who argue for the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage will refrain from assailing the millions of Americans who disagree with them as bigots.”

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.


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