The following comes from an August 5 Washington Examiner article by Paul Bedard:
Americans reacting to the Supreme Court’s approval of same sex marriage desire a truce between religious freedom and gay rights, but if pushed, overwhelmingly side with protecting the liberty of their faith by a margin of 4 to 1, according to a new national survey.
The degree of their fierce support for religious freedom and liberty jumps when given this choice:
“Suppose a Christian wedding photographer has deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage. If a same sex couple wanted to hire the photographer for their wedding, should the photographer have the right to say no?”
A huge 82 percent said yes.
“When asked which was more important, by a 4 to 1 ratio, voters said protecting religious liberty (31 percent) over protecting gay and lesbian rights (8 percent),” said Caddell Associates [who conducted the poll], adding that most of the rest said both are important.
The potential for a war is great, since a top Obama official suggested during the recent same sex marriage case that the administration could force groups opposed to gay weddings on religious ground to buckle under. There have been several standoffs and legal cases pitting businesses against gay rights groups.
The following comes from a July 29 Life Site News article by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado:
Tens of thousands took to the streets of major Mexican cities on [July 25] under the slogan “Mexico is One for the Children,” to demand the government to respect state constitutions that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, after a recent Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex unions throughout the country.
The marches took place in the cities of Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Culiacán, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juárez, among others. In Guadalajara, which had the most participants, organizers reported an attendance of over 80,000, while police reported 37,000.
Marchers were also demanding their parental rights be recognized, as Congress is seeking to pass a national law which will “guarantee the access to contraceptive methods” without parental consent to all girls. The law also states all children have a “right to intimacy,” they should not be discriminated against on the basis of their “sexual preference” and that the state will provide “education and services in regards to sexual and reproductive health” to all children.
Several other cities will march for the same cause on August 15.