And again, I reiterate what I said earlier. Where do rights come
If they come from God, well, the religions practiced by virtually
all people worldwide have consistently said throughout their
history that such a marriage is not a marriage.
Religions are human-made institutions and thus, unlike God, are
fallible. Your confusion of human-made institutions with God
is the epitome of hubris. If you believe believe basic human
rights came from God then why do you think humans running
religions have a right to take them away?
This was the basic point the Founding Fathers were making when
using the terms "Nature's God" and "their Creator" in the
Declaration of Independence:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one
people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them
with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the
separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of
Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of
mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness.
So what you are saying, that human-made religious institutions
can take away inalienable rights bestowed by a Creator or by
Nature's God, is the exact opposite of what the Founding
Fathers said in their Declaration if Independence.