Why Beto O'Rourke's gay marriage idea collapses under scrutiny

Think about how many religious institutions — from mosques to historically black churches to Catholics hospitals — would lose their tax exempt status under his latest brain wave

Beto Orourke.
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Any religious group that does not support gay marriage should not be tax exempt, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke argued Thursday night. "There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us," he said. "As president, we're going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans."

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