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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Tincan Joey Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:59 PM
Local and state laws I give more leeway with, because the Constitution does; doesn't mean I think they that leeway should always be exercised. For instance, I live in Kentucky where we joke: BOURBON County is dry while CHRISTIAN County is wet (true BTW). I may not agree with those choices by the local governments, but I have no disagreements as to whether or not they have the authority to do so.

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,...