Steve Swart, ACDP MP, announced that the ACDP was unable to block the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which removes the exemption for conscientious objectors in Home Affairs Departments from having to conduct same-sex marriages.
This opens up the possibility for future legislature that could prevent clergymen, rabbis, and imams from denying to marry same-sex couples, or risk losing their licenses. The bill was introduced by COPE and was supported by the ANC, EFF, and DA, to name a few parties. Swart has urged the public to prayerfully consider who they vote for in the upcoming elections.
Date published: 8/12/2018
Written by: Gillian Fraser
Source: JOY News