No Malpractice. SECT. 8. Members will not intentionally or knowingly mentally malpractise, inasmuch as Christian Science can only be practised according to the Golden Rule: “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” (Matt. 7:12.)
Mary Baker Eddy
As Americans would bear witness to their love and commitment, fears that some held would begin to crumble and the values of the Golden Rule — treating others the way you want to be treated — would begin to take hold.
It is a moral understanding today that gay people are no different and that gay, married couple’s relationships are not significantly different than the relationship of straight, married couples.
Roberta A Kaplan
UNITED STATES V WINDSOR ATTORNEY
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane threw out the voter-approved ban Monday.
State officials have said they’d be prepared to carry out same-sex marriages almost immediately, and couples lined up outside the county clerk’s office in Portland in anticipation of the decision.
Four gay and lesbian couples brought suit arguing Oregon’s marriage laws unconstitutionally discriminate against same-sex couples and exclude them from a fundamental right.
State officials refused to defend the ban, and McShane earlier denied a request by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene on behalf of its Oregon members.
An appeals court Monday morning refused the group’s request for an emergency stay of McShane’s decision.