I've always said the solution to the homosexual marriage thing is to make legal marriage certificates issued by the state available to everyone (the kind issued already) and then to allow churches or whatever one's religious institution may be issue some sort of "Holy Matrimony" certificate or equivalent.
Apparently "That's what they do in Europe. You go down to the city hall and you become legally connected. You have a civil union there. Then, if you're religious, you go down to the church, and the church blesses the union. That gets the problem solved." ( quote by Tony Campolo )
So why don't we see it brought up more here as an option, and why isn't it something that people are willing to accept? We have to admit that there is the legal and the religious definitions of the term marriage - religion doesn't have a monopoly on the word... Legally its just a contract. So why not? Isn't this an everyone wins kind of thing?
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Answer by gertie41 at 7:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
ITA but some refuse to entertain the possibility that Europe has anything right.
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