Discussion in 'Politics' started by BOBO, Dec 8, 2011.
Original Intent Treatise - Common Law Marriage
The only way to know whether it's the answer is to know what question you are asking.
Yes, I say get the government out of the issue of Marriage. It has no business in what is largely a family and religious institution anyway.
WOuld you like gov't out of divorce, custody, adoption and inheritance too? Because those are also family and religious institutions.
...U actually need to read the LINK IN DEPTH!!! It answers all your questions!
I would strongly recommend anyone considering this become familiar with his states contract statutes, its likely not this simple, particularly if either party disputes the contract or refuses to abide by its terms which is very common.
Its also possible for a statutory marriage to be dissolved without some government bureaucrat in a black robe through mediation. The mediator will ensure the terms of the divorce comply with state law and a judge will sign-off on the agreement during a brief hearing.
Where is Marriage mentioned in the Constitution?
It isn't. So it falls per the 10th...to the States to recognize as they see fit.
The Federal government has zero say...
I don't have a problem with partnerships to some degree, for reasons of property issues and the like, but I don't think it should be defining it when it comes to the traditional sense of marriage.
Incorrect. See the case law above.
Which isnt at issue.
The states are subject to the Constitution with regard to the application of their laws, including marriage laws:
Initially I favored using the commercial code to create a "domestic partnership" that would deal with the real issues that same sex partners had. Then I discovered the gay lobby doesn't want that, because their agenda is not to solve problems but create them.
So fuck them.
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