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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Nathan223 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:53 PM
And get rid of thousands of years of legal precedent going back to Hammurabi? And you call yourself a "conservative"? I mean, give me a break.

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,...