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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:17 AM
You're forgetting the other, more important component - the sexual. It's only our relatively new, secular humanistic culture, with its relative sexual mores, which has taken the sexual aspect out of the institution and placed it in the public square for any and all to observe and participate in without censure that has brought us to the point where we're actually seriously debating whether two men who serially sodomize each other constitutes "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,...