Millions of gay and lesbian Americans should not be denied the right to marry because of false arguments raised about religious liberty, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Americans United today is filing a friend-of-the-court brief before the Supreme Court in a group of cases challenging the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Opponents of marriage equality have argued that legalization of these unions will spawn conflicts with religious liberty.

Americans United’s brief in Obergefell v. Hodges rejects this argument.

“That some people have religious objections to others’ exercise of a fundamental right or entitlement to equal treatment under the law has never been thought a valid reason for wholly denying any recognition of constitutional protections,” asserts the brief. “Moreover, many of the feared conflicts between religious liberty and recognition of a same-sex marriage right are chimerical.”

Read more at AU:  https://au.org/media/press-releases/freedom-of-religion-and-same-sex-marriage-can-co-exist-americans-united-tells