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Gay Marriage a religious test

In the case of Ky Court Clerk Kim Davis, the supreme court has effectively made gay marriage a religious test for public office. Something which our Constitution and Bill of Rights prohibits.

Article VI, paragraph 3, of the Constitution states that:

"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

In the 1961 case Torcaso v. Watkins, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black stated for the Court:

"We repeat and again reaffirm that neither a State nor the Federal Government can constitutionally force a person "to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion." Neither can constitutionally pass laws or impose requirements which aid all religions as against non-believers, and neither can aid those religions based on a belief in the existence of God as against those religions founded on different beliefs."

The current Supreme Court has gotten themselves in a tangled web as warned by the dissenting judges re: gay marriage.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. -Proverbs 18:2 NIV