Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BBC Analysis: Marriage

April 21, 2009

Next week the first marriage licences will be issued for gay couples in the mid-western American state of Iowa. But meanwhile, a majority of US states have amended their constitutions to ban gay couples' marriage. Evan Wolfson says, "The best way for all of us to protect not only personal freedom, but religious freedom, is to respect the separation of church and state. I think people need to remember that under the law, marriage has many different meanings... but what counts legally is the license issued by the government and the legal responsibilities and protections that are attached to that."