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Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

Dave64 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 7:21 AM
"Redefining" Marriage? Let's step back here and see that you can get married simply by a Marriage certificate signed by a notary. You can create and sign a prenuptial agreement that keeps all your property YOURS, and not Marital There is no actual legal requirement to live with your spouse, except if US citizenship is attached. In some States, you can be divorced in 48 hours or less. In States where there is a long waiting period, you can circumvent this by moving. So if I get our Marriage certificate signed by a Notary, she lives in another State, and are personal property stays separate, the Government still views my Marriage as equal and good and two Catholics Marrying and devoting their life to God. HAHAHAHA

NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here.

Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage won’t hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage is—a failure to grasp marriage’s role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions.

Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and...