Netherlands: Equality Trumps Conscience for Marriage Commissioners


In LifeSiteNews:

Marriage commissioners in a district of Amsterdam will be forced to undergo annual evaluations to ensure they support same-sex “marriage” after revelations that two commissioners had refused to officiate at the ceremonies.

Since 2007, the government in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district has only employed commissioners who agree to perform same-sex “marriages,” and officials apparently believed the district was free of “conscientious objectors.”

... In Canada’s province of Saskatchewan, the government promised in January to fire any marriage commissioner that refuses to “marry” homosexual couples.  That move followed a ruling by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that commissioners’ constitutional rights to freedom of religion and conscience are outweighed by homosexuals’ right to freedom from discrimination.