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Gay Marriage: Can’t Have It Both Ways (National Radio Commentary, Salem/Townhall) December 17, 2015

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds.
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A Bermuda hotel recently cancelled talks by a scholar defending traditional marriage on the ground that the hotel “is not a venue for anti-diversity discussions.”  So many interesting questions are raised:

Since Bermuda has not legalized gay marriage, is it not even a proper topic for discussion?  Is there no free speech, and in that sense no real diversity, in Bermuda?

Since under civil rights laws, hotels are places of public accommodation and are not to discriminate on religious and other grounds, is this not illegal?

Although Bermuda is not the United States, there will still be difficult questions like these here where the Supreme Court extended equal dignity under the law—a term not found in the Constitution by the way—to same sex marriages.

When others are prosecuted for refusing to serve same sex marriages in public accommodations, is it right to allow a public hotel to ban a talk from the other side?  You can’t have it both ways.

To listen to the audio from Townhall.com:

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