Catholic beliefs on interracial dating
Phillips has said he would rather close his bakeshop than compromise his Christian beliefs.
(Sources: news reports including Washington Times and Huffington Post.) ■ Victoria’s Cake Cottage, Iowa: Baker Victoria Childress denied service to a lesbian couple hoping to get married in 2011.
How could Adam and Steve’s marriage possibly hurt anyone else?
When religious-right leaders prophesy negative consequences from gay marriage, they are often seen as overwrought.
(Sources: local news sources here and here and the Huffington Post.) ■ Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, New Jersey: In 2012, a state judge ruled that a Methodist-owned events venue in Ocean Grove violated state law when it refused to host a gay wedding in 2007.