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Old 05-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #466
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no surprise here
but NH's rejection of the legislation was.
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but NH's rejection of the legislation was.
did N H reject or is it just delayed?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/us...ge.html?ref=us
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but NH's rejection of the legislation was.


you realize why, though.

agreed that, here, no surprises. at least the 18,000 marriages will remain.
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you realize why, though.
And I absolutely agree with the reason, set forth by Obama himself as far as conscience clauses go.

I'm reading the decision right now. Fascinating.
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I agree
I don't think the state can or should regulate bigotry in religion

it would be the end of religion
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of course, the legalization of same-sex marriage would simplify all this.
or Domestic Parnerships.



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I don't think the state can or should regulate bigotry in religion

it would be the end of religion

as an aside, and it probably should be another thread, what do we think of parents who deny their children chemo on the basis of religious objections?
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that is child endangerment,

if an adult chooses to forgo medical treatment, that is their choice

an adult can not choose to let his child drink alcohol or use tobacco.
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It depends on whether the child is of the same persuasion as the parent. If so, then the question becomes whether the child has the capacity to make medical decisions for him or herself and whether the child is able to fully appreciate and understand the consequences of the choice (this will depend on factors such as age, maturity and so on).
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an adult can not choose to let his child drink alcohol or use tobacco.



We can't?

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We can't?

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I thought there was a blanket prohibition except if you really want to for religious reasons, but a Google search suggests it's legal in 31 states to provide alcohol to your own children.

edit- that might have been what anitram meant by "persuasion"
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edit- that might have been what anitram meant by "persuasion"
No, I was talking about children refusing life saving treatment (like chemo).
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