Well, it looks like it's gonna happen.
Yesterday, up New Hampshire way, Governor John Lynch said he would sign legislation to legalize same-sex marriage if the bill gives the "strongest and clearest" protection for individuals who don’t wish to take part due to their religious beliefs.
Sounds good to me. We don't need no stinking churches; we need marriage equality.
The suggested change would give legal protection to individuals working directly for a religious organization or an entity that a religious group owns or controls.The change, however, would not permit a self-employed photographer or caterer to refuse to work because a same-sex marriage ceremony violated their own religious beliefs.
Portsmouth Democratic Representative James Splaine, the primary sponsor of the marriage equality bill said they will study Lynch’s suggested change, but that this marked a big turning point for the campaign to make New Hampshire the sixth state to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
"The important thing is John Lynch has said today he comes down on the side of marriage equality in New Hampshire," Splaine said."Now the question is how do we make it work."
I for one don't care how you make it work, just do it.