Challenging Derogatory and Hateful Remarks
Challenge derogatory, tasteless, or hateful remarks against gays and lesbians, and against those who support same-sex marriage.
In each Coffee Klatch meeting, participants should discuss how to challenge derogatory, tasteless, or hateful remarks against gays and lesbians, and against those who support same-sex marriage. Any challenge should be made in a non-confrontational and non-combative way.
There is no public interest in excluding gay people from marriage.
Religious organizations are largely free to be organized and governed without the interference of government.
The government can allow gay persons to marry and this does not interfere with the authority of any religious organization.
The Constitution guarantees equal protection for all people, which means nondiscriminatory treatment.
The institution of marriage as regulated by the government should be free from discrimination and is subject to equal protection under the law.
Equal protection means that it is discriminatory for the government to use any one religion's notion of marriage to exclude same-sex couples from marriage.