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Marriage Best Left to Churches

jmyers370 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:54 PM
I agree. Marriage should be privatized, and civil government should stay far away.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 1:29 PM

What a good idea! Privatize sodomy; keep it away from decent citizens and leave marriage alone.

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,...