Via Andrew Sullivan, a Catholic conference on Friday came up with an anti-gay position that seems like something Saturday Night Live might have made up:
[Connecticut’s] law does not require Catholic priests — or any other clergy member — to preside over same-sex weddings.
However, the church is seeking additional exemptions. For instance, it wants to ensure that a florist opposed to gay marriage on religious grounds not be forced to sell flowers to a same-sex couple.
I don’t think a Catholic nurse should be required to assist at an abortion. I don’t think a Catholic charity should be required to provide benefits to same-sex couples. But now they’re suggesting, essentially, that anyone, anywhere, in any business, should be allowed to withhold their services from gay couples? Give me a break.