I believe in the sepperation of Church and State, and when it comes to the business of "marriage" we either need to get the Church out of it, or the State.
Either strip from all the clergy in America the ability to sign the legal document binding two people together in the eyes of the State...you could still have a religious ceremony, but either way you need to go before a Judge to sign the paper.
Get the State out of it. Nix the tax benefits. Nix the insurance. Nix automatic inheritance. Nix all the legal rights. Make marriage purely religious.
Take the church out of the civil contract that we call marriage. If one chooses to have a religious ceremony or blessing that is their perogative but for state recognition and benefits have a judge, clerk or JoP handle it.
Answer by Friday at 12:52 PM on May. 15, 2009
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Answer by frogdawg at 2:40 PM on May. 15, 2009
Who is bashing God and Jesus? If we use the bible to define marriage, it leaves out the Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, Daoists, Taoists, Deists, Rastafarians, and many, many other religions, faiths, beliefs, and non-believers. That strikes me a patently unfair to a large portion of American citizens.
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