Helen Keller actually fell in love with reporter Peter Fagan, who became her companion-helper after Anne Sullivan was unable to continue on as her guide due to her own health issues. She wanted to marry him. Her father explored all avenues in his attempts to break the marriage plans, including a plan to leverage Alabama law, which at the time included a prohibition against "marriage to imbeciles". Turns out all he needed to do was something along the lines of showing Mr. Fagan his shotgun, according to historical accounts, but nevertheless, Captain Keller was prepared to use a corner of some little known discrimination statutes to insert his moral views on a female adult who was perfectly capable of deciding if she was in love and wanted to marry. As it stood in those day, just being FEMALE, and his daughter, no matter what age, was all he needed anyway. Extrapolate that to a ruling where disabled people are not allowed to marry due to falling under a wide interpretation of a "deeply held religious belief" that disabled people meet the criteria for classification as "imbeciles", which is how most disabled people were treated for centuries, in this and many other countries. Congratulations, you've just outlawed my own marriage to my 100% service connected disabled Navy veteran wife. <Karen> Yeah, I think this whole "deeply held religious belief" platform for discrimination has already been played a bridge too far, just as its not so distant cousin, the "miscegenation clause" was also played a bridge too far for well over a century. The problem with so called "deeply held religious beliefs" is that they can be Humpty Dumpty'ed into including pretty any goddam thing some preacher wants it to include. It's a one-size-fits-all cure-all for wiping out democracy and public accommodation, and anyone who pretends that the potential for abuse isn't on an epidemic level is not only a liar, they're also a theocratic liar, the polite term for which is "apologist". Theocracy is 100% incompatible with democracy. So just own up to it and admit you hate democracy altogether. You're still despicable and unfit to hold citizenship in a democracy, but at least people will respect the fact that you have the balls to clearly state your agenda...which to learned people is already ridiculously obvious.