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Marriage Best Left to Churches

AmyDB Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 6:46 PM
I & others here on TH have been saying just this for at the very least a year. There are too many federal level benefits of being a recognized couple to deny the recognition of a union to truly devoted homosexuals. It need not be termed a "marriage" for the federal government to recognize the union.
AmyDB Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:26 PM
At this point in time there are many benefits to recognized unions that are confirmed to each partner in no other way that can not be contested by other family members.
Not even union contracts are excepted from family members contesting the contract.
This is about the only reason that I, as a lesbian woman, back the concept of homosexual unions recognized & licensed by the state.
erick24 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:42 PM
Acceptance and promotion of abortion, sexual deviancy including homosexual behavior, are some of the reasons this country is no longer in favor with God. May we return to Him before it is too late.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:47 PM

What about lesbian men?

The whole concept of same sex hanky panky is sick. Should the state license every type of vice?

Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:49 PM

Family members ought to contest homosexual wills and documents. It's common sense.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:00 PM

You have no rational cause for living as a lesbian anyway, Amy. You were physically built for real marriage; not vice with another lesbian. When you live life upside down it shouldn't entitle you to share in the wealth of the state. Your vice is counter-productive; it has no merit in it.

I speak, of course, of the ideal life. You're at the other end of life's spectrum.

The current conundrum regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage is what happens when church and state are mixed -- the topics become confusing and confused.

When I married my husband almost 15 years ago, I did so out of love and out of a desire to witness before God my commitment to him and his to me. The legal and tax ramifications did not enter into my head.

But for couples of the same sex, the legal and tax ramifications can be very important because their legal rights differ from those of heterosexual couples in a number of ways,...