Solution to Marriage Issues

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    Here's how you solve the whole gay marriage debate.

    1. Make all of the legal/tax benefits we now associate with 'marriage' occur with a civil union which can be between any two people of legal age.

    2. Make the government only be able to recognize civil unions.

    3. Make 'marriages' and entirely religious affair. If someone wants to get married, they can do so through the religion/church of their choice but it will have no legal or tax implications whatsoever.

    4. Done.

    Just an FYI, I think it is fairly clear that the 14th Amendment prohibits discrimination against gays in the context of marriage.
     
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    yes---you would think it would be that simple but it doesn't complete the agenda.
     
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    So why discriminate by setting up two separate paradigms?
     
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    because they are two different things------why have gender specific bathrooms ?
     
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    Because of course, the fundamental right of marriage is the same as co-ed bathrooms.

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    Discriminate? What are you talking about.

    Under my idea, anyone and everyone who wants to get unioned can do so and receive all the legal and tax benefits.

    Marriage has always been associated with religion and it should stay that way. If gay people want to get married after they get unioned, they can do so. Just find a universalist church or a buddhist temple and go for it.

    By the way, the term should be unioned, not united.
     
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    there is no fundemental right to marriage---marriage is simply a term for a relationship between a man and a woman.
     
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    Hear, hear. Hooray for the libertarians.
     
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    Just cure homosexuality. Problem solved.
     
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    or bonded or committed etc etc etc. Damn folks---this ain't that hard. Help gays come up with a word OTHER THAN MARRIAGE for homosexuals.
     

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