The Telegraph: Gay marriage opponents refuse to give up fight

Sasha Altschuler of San Diego, Calif., joins the celebrations outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Sasha Altschuler of San Diego, Calif., joins the celebrations outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups.

Legislators in some states are drawing up proposals to weaken the ruling, while elsewhere gay marriage opponents are creating administrative roadblocks to try to prevent same-sex weddings taking place.

Gabriel Blau, Executive Director, the Family Equality Council, added:

“The claim that the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling threatens religious liberty in this country is a lie and nothing more than fear mongering. We expect our neighbours who work for the government to set aside not their religious liberty, but their personal beliefs as they fulfil their duties.

“We must also remember that many many Americans of faith finally live in a country whose marriage laws match their religious beliefs, and for whom denying a class of people the rights and protections that heterosexual couples have, goes against their faith.”

Read the full story in The Telegraph by David Milward at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11719214/Gay-marriage-opponents-refuse-to-give-up-fight.html .

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