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Religious beliefs can't excuse discrimination
Religious beliefs can't excuse discrimination

A recent suggestion that some people should be exempt from serving gays because of their religious beliefs is nonsense. If you are licensed to provide a service or employed by the government to do so, you are required to perform that service without unlawful discrimination. Neither government employment nor a license gives a free pass to do whatever you like. If people feel they cannot in conscience serve gays, they need to avoid occupations in which they will be required to do so, just as would-be judges opposed to the death penalty need to work in areas where they will not be called on to impose it. It is the responsibility of the individual to seek employment consistent with his or...