Same sex marriage is now legal in 17 states and the District of Washington. SEVENTEEN STATES!
The homophobic opposition is now trying a new strategy, of legislating protection for anyone who, on the basis of their religion, discriminates against queers. Freedom of religion trumping the right to equality and freedom from discrimination.
But this week, lawmakers in Idaho, Kansas, South Dakota and Tennessee either voted down, blocked, or backtracked those legalizing-discrimination laws in their states.
Canada is wrestling with this problem in the form of approval for a law school at Trinity Western University. TWU requires its faculty staff and students to sign a pledge which, among other things, requires students to refrain from sex except in a (you guessed it) heterosexual marriage, effectively making homophobia a foundational principal of the law school. The question is whether such a law school should be entitled to operate.