Should Government be in the Marriage business?

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    I say no. I think that for the Christians sake, marriage is between a man and a woman and their Creator. While at the same time, homosexuals should be able to have whatever unions they choose on their own as well.

    I just don't think the gov. should be involved in telling either side what to do.

    What say you?
     
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    NO!!!

    they never should have been in the first place
     
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    Absolutely not.

    Gay marriage wouldn't even be a political issue were it not for state licensing of marriages.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    It really would make things much simpler.
     
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    It's a bit too late. The government issues licenses for marriage. Gays ought to be able to get them too.
     
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    Sky, I find it shocking that you don't think it is a good idea. Is it that you want to force Christians to accept the beliefs of others?
     
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    how is not discriminating against people forcing christians to accept the beliefs of others?

    seems christians are the ones who want others to follow their beliefs.

    btw, government IS the marriage business... marriage is a basis on which to allocate certain legal rights and obligations having nothing to do with religion.
     
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    those things never should have been placed on marriage in the first place
    how about we actually fix that and make those rights part of a civil union contract and remove government totally from marriage
     
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    Is it discriminating for Christians to force their beliefs on others?

    I would "like" others to follow my Saviour's will, but I have no intent to force anyone to.

    I know that it IS. That is why my post says "should...?" I want to know if you think they "should" be.
     

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