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Marriage Best Left to Churches

ChuckintheOC Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:19 PM
That's not the assumption with homosexuals couples having sex in a long term monogamous relationship. So if you want to argue for gay marriage in those instances where gay couples are already in long term monogamous relationships, AND have adopted children, then I'll accept that as "fair", but until that becomes your argument I'm going to continue to claim you're comparing apples to oranges and missing the fundamental issue here, just like Ms. Cushman has.

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,...