Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by atlasshrugged, Aug 2, 2012.
that is what it boils down to.
Wonder why the government doesn't respect the separation? Normally people are so opposed, until it serves their purpose.
I'm speaking of the very religous marriage vow as found in the bible.
I feel precisely the same way you do. The government has no place to legislate what a marriage is, but it could declare a civil union and the rights it bears. The rights would include the same as a marriage including a legal process to break that civil union of property and custody of children should they have any. Churches then are protected to perform marriages in accordance to their own particular views.
I just seems to be a logical solution to a difficult problem.
You mean a separation of church and state where government sticks to its own business and people are allowed to have differing opinions on what is and isn't marriage?
Everone knows what a marriage is. It's an institution that has been in exitence for thousands of years and shouldn't be tampered with at this point. What is at issue is how to define our newly accepted union of the LGBT community and that should be an amendment of rights of Civil Unions.
It becomes an endless loop thread at this point.
Exit here >>>
Not everyone reads that bible...or uses that vow when they are married.
I agree... a pig is a pig. Claiming that you own the word or concept of marriage is a pretty big pig.
This idea was presented to the people of New Hampshire a few years ago. They rejected it utterly.
The opposite sex couples said that it "diminished" their status as married couples under the law.
Now let me present this to you.
A marriage for all intents and purposes is a LEGAL contract, not a religious one. It is a legal contract because there is NO RELIGIOUS MECHANISM for divorce, only a legal one. The Church is not burdened with the process of dividing up property, deciding child custody or dictating child support. That is firmly in the legal realm. So if a marriage contract can ONLY be dissolved in the legal realm, it is a legal contract NOT a religious one.
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