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First Amendment column: Gay marriage, religious freedom and the need for civil dialogue

5:17 PM, Mar. 25, 2014
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In recent months, legislators in more than a dozen states -- from Hawaii to Georgia -- have attempted to enact laws they describe as necessary to protect religious freedom.

Some are broad "religious freedom restoration acts" very similar to laws already on the books in many states. Others are amendments to existing laws aimed at allowing businesses to deny wedding services to gay couples on religious grounds.

All are driven by the rapid growth of public support for same-sex marriage and gay rights, reflected most powerfully in a series of recent court decisions favoring challenges to bans ...

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