Same-Sex Marriage Is a Religious Institution Deserving Lawful Protection

April 2, 2015 2:27 PM

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What would happen if the LGBT community did something that no one in the state of Indiana, and apparently no one in the US mainstream media, expects us to do? That is, what if we lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals claim our entitlement to and protection under the so-called Indiana "Religious Freedom" law sponsored by Governor Mike Pence (which after the initial outcry is now undergoing amendment talks). For all that LGBT Americans would need to do to be covered under the Religious Freedom Law as individuals and as married citizens is to claim that they and their marriage are partaking in a religion or spiritual calling.

I don't mean that we on the spot improvise or fake a ritual and liturgy that purports to sanctify same-sex unions. There's no need for such desperate tactics, given that same sex relations were included within the universal Christian community almost at its origins, and even was bestowed authentic m...

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