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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Gayle90 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:38 AM
It's really important to you that the government recognizes your marriage? If God recognizes it why should you care. Passage of a "fair tax" would eliminate any percieved tax advantages given to married couples, and any other rights such as inheritance could be just as easily resolved with a will.
Gayle90 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:04 AM
That is true in dual income homes, but in single income dual parent homes, there are definite tax advantages to being married.
Gayle90 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:04 AM
That is true in dual income homes, but in single income dual parent homes, there are definite tax advantages to being married.
Cambermeister Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:45 AM
Gayle, on average, married couples receive a lot less in benefits than unmarried
couples. That's why even Hispanics in American aren't getting married anymore.
99% of homosexuals refuse to marry in places it is legal. They know the math.
Ron-CA Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:42 AM
there is no such thing as a "fair tax", because taxes by there very nature are unfair to someone.

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,...