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“Will my church lose its tax exempt status?”
No. The 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) will not require anyone to change their religious beliefs or gender-specific practices. The 28th Amendment would not limit the freedom of religions to organize their clergy and other religious practices according to their beliefs.
When same-sex marriage was legalized, religions were not required to change their definitions of marriage for their institutions.
During Prohibition, sacramental wine remained legal because there was a balancing between constitutional rights.
Churches that won’t marry same-sex couples or recognize divorce still receive tax exemptions, even today.
Passing the 28th Amendment is the same – it will not require churches to change their beliefs and gender-specific practices.
The 28th Amendment applies directly to government action, not private organizations such as religious groups.