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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Gayle90 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:45 AM
It doesn't matter. If there is no government involvement, people can make vows to each other how ever and where ever they want. They won't need the govenment to validate their commitment to one another, and they wouldn't need a church to to so either. Whether they believed in God or not would not matter.

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,...