Marriage Between Unweddables is Now Law in Illinois
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed a historic measure into law making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.I'm pretty sure Lincoln would not be proud. I'm very sure Hashem is not.
The Democratic governor put pens to paper at a desk brought up from Springfield that his administration says President Abraham Lincoln used to write his first inaugural address. That speech, delivered on March 4, 1861 as the Civil War was unfolding, called on Americans to heed “the better angels of our nature.”
Besides the anti-Torah and morally grotesque nature of it, there are some other problems for the rest of us:
Meanwhile, opponents led by religious organizations say they fear the measure doesn’t go far enough to protect their rights. While the bill would prevent religious groups from being forced to perform or host wedding ceremonies for gay couples, they argue faith-based organizations may be forced to provide health insurance to an employee’s same-sex spouse.And last, but not least, we have Bereishit Rabba 26:9, which tells us that such marriage documents were what sealed the fate of the Generation of the Flood.
Further, opponents contend the measure has little to no protections for wedding photographers, bakers or other service providers who could face legal action if they refuse to work for same-sex couples due to their religious beliefs.
So, thank you very much, Illinois legislature and Pat Quinn. You have made the most bankrupt state morally so as well. And a more dangerous one to boot.