Columns like these raise the question: is the purpose of gay marriage to be able to use the power of government to exclude and marginalize dissenters? Are the negative consequences for religious liberty a "bug" or a "feature" in their eyes?
A religious exemption for caterers? Really? Doesn’t this expose the fundamental contradiction between “religious exemptions” and equal civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people? If you include catering, a completely contractual and voluntary arrangement to provide food services, in a “religious exemption” clause, you are just catering to bigotry instead. -- WaPo's On Faith Columnist Susan Brooks