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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Tincan Joey Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:55 PM
No its not. Constitutionally the states have more leeway than the Feds...so it depends on what form of gubamint one is referring to. BTW I didn't know there were any "orientation" questions on many licenses; but that being said I agree with PT that there is very little "licensing" I think the government should be doing.

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,...