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Marriage Best Left to Churches

gary47 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 12:23 AM
Poppycock. The right wing hates Gay Americans, or you wouldn't have banned Civil Unions / Domestic Partners in 21 states, and fought against them tooth and nail in the states that have them. Your intolerance forced the debate to become Marriage Equality for same sex couples and nothing else because you have shown that you have no respect or tolerance for Gay and Lesbian Americans.

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,...