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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Joseph64 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:03 AM
Since it was the church that performed the wedding that formed the family, then the dissolution of the marriage and the family should also be the responsibility of the church. The state should have no business being involved in church matters.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 11:41 AM
Churches don't have legal authority to hold parties to a marriage responsible to their agreements/vows, except to expel them from their faith community.

Do you really want the church assuming state-like powers that it once did in Old Europe?

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,...