They may think they are a law unto themselves, answering to a higher power etc., but according to a decision by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission this very day, Christian registrars will not be able to opt out of marrying gays. Or lesbeans for that matter. It has been deemed that they are taking public money and therefore they should shut the fuck up and do their jobs and save their bigotry for church where it belongs.
In related news, racist registrars will not be able to opt out of marrying black couples and fancy pants registrars will not be able to opt out of marrying people they think are common.
In other related news, Christians will be expected not to act out every crazy thing they have read in their Bibles: they will be able to go near churches even while having their period, they will be able to eat shellfish, especially when cooked in a lovely garlicky sauce but they won’t be able to keep slaves or stone unclean women at their fathers’ doors.
Them’s the breaks. You win some, you lose some.
Christian registrars cannot opt out of marrying gays. And racist registrars cannot opt out of marrying people of colour.,