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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Beethovens10th Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:21 AM
Inane article. By doing what Jackie recommends, she basically, effectively counterfeits marriage nationwide. And EVERYONE will be forced, by law, to recognize them. NO LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR SODOMITE RELATIONSHIPS WHATSOEVER!

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,...