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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Gayle90 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:01 AM
Homosexuals want government sanctioned marriage because they believe that will make them feel happy and fulfilled. What they don't realize is that their is no happiness in sin, so then they will try to find some way to have children with their same sex partner in hopes that doing so will help them achieve thier ellusive goal. Religious heterosexuals no need the government to sanction what God already has, because the need for public approval is not there.
inkling_revival Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:18 AM
"Religious heterosexuals no need the government to sanction what God already has, because the need for public approval is not there. "

Most religious heterosexuals do not have the same compulsive, psychological need for approval that most gays experience, true. But heterosexuals benefit from the protection of the state that exists for marrying and bearing children. Raising children is difficult and expensive, makes people vulnerable, and creates a need for protection that does not exist with single people. But those children are essential to the health of the nation. That is why the state protects 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,...