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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

Mark1963 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:22 AM
That's an extreme example. . . especially since the 2nd Amendment grants citizens the right to keep and bear arms, in order to protect themselves form invasion by unfriendly forces. (which I believe may include the Federal Government). But your point is well taken. Maybe if everyone had exercised their Right to Vote (according to the Issues, and not campaign rhetoric), in November, we'd have a different President today. But that's another sad story.

NOTE: This is the fifth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fourth column is available here.

Many of us will recall the song from Sesame Street that begins, “One of these things is not like the other.” The song conveyed to viewers that not everything, or every relationship, is the same; we have different capabilities and purposes.

The government routinely sings this song as it recognizes and seeks to support certain relationships based on their uniqueness, their distinctive purpose, or their benefit to society.

One such relationship that is unlike...