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Old 04-04-2009, 02:25 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by GarfieldJL View Post

I'm for marriage being between one man and one woman.

Call it something else for same-sex couples.
Perhaps all "marriages" should be civil unions with minimal government intervention.

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Originally Posted by Time Magazine
There is no baptism certificate issued by the local courthouse and no federal tax benefit attached to the confessional booth, the into-the-water-and-out born-again ceremony or any of the other sacraments that believers hold sacred. Only marriage gets that treatment, and it's a tradition that some legal scholars have been arguing should be abandoned. In a paper published March 2 in the San Francisco Chronicle, two law professors from Pepperdine University issued a call to re-examine the role the government plays in marriage. The authors — one of whom voted for and one against Proposition 8, which ended gay marriage in California — say the best way out of the intractable legal wars over gay marriage is to take marriage out of the hands of the government altogether. "
I honestly believe that could solve a lot of these problems. If the government just recognizes civil unions between two consenting adults, there would be no religious uproar and couples could still Marry traditionally in a church, synagogue, temple, mosque, under sea cave, etc. and be married in the eyes of their religion but have a civil union for tax reasons.

Everyone wins, right?

source:http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...885190,00.html

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