Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2008 / 19:01 pm
Matt Daniels, Founder and President of the Alliance for Marriage, has warned that the legal recognition of same-sex marriages further threatens Americans’ civil liberties and religious freedoms, some of which have already been affected by anti-discrimination laws protecting sexual orientation.
Daniels, writing in a press release, noted that a recent National Public Radio (NPR) story broadcast on June 16 listed some incidents in which liberties have already been curtailed by laws favoring homosexual rights over the rights of people with ethical and religious objections to the normalization of homosexuality.
In its radio broadcast, NPR reported that Catholic Charities in Massachusetts has been forced to shut down its adoption program because it refused to place children with same-sex couples as required by state law.
In another case, the Jewish institution Yeshiva University in New York City banned same-sex couples from its married student dormitory due to its religious principles. New York’s highest court invalidated the school regulations as a form of unlawful discrimination.