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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:10 AM
The argument that conjugal marriage is different and should be the only version allowed because it has the potential to produce children falls apart quickly when you realize that over 50% of conjugal marriages don't produce children. If you won't allow same sex marriage because they can't produce children, will you prevent conjugal marriages that don't or can't produce children? Should we annul any marriages that don't produce children by the time the partners reach 45? 50? I didn't think pooof! There went the rationale for preventing same sex marriage.

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,...