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Tony Perkins: Gay rights will lead to "a level of inequality" unseen in America

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In a February 12th, 2014 press release, Tony Perkins of the anti-gay Family Research Council lashed out at a recent federal court ruling that will require Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where such unions are legal.

As usual, Perkins's shtick is to try to confuse equality for inequality, stating that marriage equality for LGBT couples "will create a level of inequality that has never been seen in our country as people are forced to suppress or violate the basic teachings of their faith."

"This ruling is another example of the deep betrayal of a judicial system infected with activist judges who are legislating from the bench," he rants. "If these judges want to change duly enacted laws passed by the people and their representatives, they should resign their life-time appointments to the bench and run for the state legislature or Congress. Judge Heyburn is elevating his own ideology over that of three-quarters of Kentucky voters who voted to preserve marriage in their constitution as it has always been defined.

"This ruling comes at a time when the consequences of marriage redefinition are mounting. Increasingly, Americans are being forced to finance and celebrate unions that not only step on free speech and religious liberty but also deny children a mom and a dad. Rather than live-and-let-live, this court by redefining marriage will create a level of inequality that has never been seen in our country as people are forced to suppress or violate the basic teachings of their faith."

As a reminder to Perkins, nobody has insisted that it be a legal requirement to condone homosexuality, only that laws against it are unconstitutional.

Perkins also needs to be reminded (for the umteenth millionth time) that "equality" means equal rights for everyone, not just to people who name-drop the Lord from time to time.

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