Law professor Robin Wilson makes some good points about the inadequacy of religious exemptions in Washington’s gay marriage law (Viewpoint, 2-16). However, I would go one step further. The mere fact that the law requires religious exemptions suggests that it is unconstitutional.
By officially sanctioning gay marriage, the state is making an establishment of religion, declaring that the gospel of Political Correctness is correct and that conservative Christians, Muslims and Jews are all wrong.
This isn’t about prohibiting discrimination based on superficial traits like skin color. This is about redefining the very essence of what it means to be male or female, husband or wife, mother or father.
Opposition to this overreaching legislation is not about bigotry. It’s about concern for the welfare of children, the unity of families, the stability of society, the preservation of diverse religions and cultures, and the protection of our deepest beliefs.