Marriage & Social Issues

Pro Life
Pro Life

Marriage and social issues: I’m pro-life (http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2016/Introduced/HB0121.pdf) and pro-family. I believe and support traditional marriage (one man and one woman). Marriage is a religious act, and it gives me heartburn that it is under the jurisdiction of the state. Why should people have to go to the state to get a license for a right that is inherently theirs? I question if marriage should be a function of the state. As for same sex marriage, it is not the law of the land. The Supreme Court, and all lower courts can’t make or codify law. Writing law is clearly a function of the legislative branch only. The high court decision is simply the opinion of five out of nine attorneys. Not to mention that their opinion breaks natural law. Natural law was held in high esteem by our nation’s founders.

I don’t believe that any judge or elected official is disqualified to hold office because of his/her religious beliefs. I also believe that it is the right of business owners to withhold their services/not engage in practices that are contrary to their religious beliefs. To clarify, if I owned a cake shop and Kanye West came in to buy a cake, it would be discriminatory for me to refuse him service because he is black or an idiot. On the other hand, if he wanted me to make a cake with his explicit lyrics all over it, I could decline my service as I wouldn’t want to be a partaker in behavior that would conflict with my religious convictions.