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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

peaceman Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:10 AM
Todd...this is the price of freedom. You can't have it just your way...rules and standards are subjective and has nothing to do with chaos which is an idiotic thing to say. The only difference with 'same-sex' unions to other civil unions is the way the plumbing lines up. Such institutions have always been subject to change and have done so over thousands of years, and BTW, civil unions didn't exist prior to the past couple hundred years. The law must support the 'rights' of all, not just those who feel a certain way. And that means while you have 'religious freedom', you don't have the freedom to impose your belief on others, so it's not about "same lie over and over" as you put it. Remember, it's their religious freedom as well

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...