In response to:

Marriage Best Left to Churches

Mad Max Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:57 AM
Another capitulation disguised as high mindedness. Gay "marriage" is not a conundrum arising from the "mixing" of Church and state. It is a scandal that arises from a decline in sexual morality across the board. Christians' denial of the procreative purpose of sex and embrace of easy divorce have left them without an effective argument against gay "marriage." They abuse sex as if such abuse were normative; why shouldn't homosexuals be allowed to? - So the argument goes. If you want to save marriage, give it the respect it is due. Get rid of no fault divorce. Protestants and evangelicals need to condemn contraception as they once did. Embrace eternal verities and abandon history's fads and dead ends. Then marriage can be saved but not until

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,...