If California Gets Marriage Again, Here’s How Lawmakers Will Make Sure Priests Aren’t Targeted for Denying Gay Couples

Because they need more convincing that gay marriage will not impact what a church does, California lawmakers, fronted by gay marriage proponent Sen. Mark Leno, are proposing a law that would specifically exempt clergy from any legal ramifications if they refuse to officiate a gay wedding. That is, under the law: John and Bill cannot go sue Pastor Dan if he refuses to get them hitched. Of course, the relevance of this law hinges on a little thing known as Prop 8, and whether it’s overturned in federal court.