posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by schuyler
IMO the government should not be involved in marriage at all. I should not have to buy a "marriage license" from the government in order to
be legally married.
The problem is, that the big three organized religions view homosexual marriage and homosexuality itself as an abomination. Therefore, LGBT people
cannot get married in a church, and must find an alternative.
The state has always recognized marriage for obvious reasons. (inheritance for one) the state being involved in marriage goes back thousands of years
to before the Roman Empire.
If I want to get married in a church and have it sanctioned by my religion, fine, but that's my choice.
Yes, it's fine, and it is your choice.
If we got the government out of the marriage business, all this LGBT marriage stuff would be moot. It's much ado about nothing.
Actually the problem would still exist, and GLBT people would have no option in the matter. Most churches wouldn't preform same sex marriages. and
two people who love each other would be denied the legal contract they desire because the clergy would deny them.
The easiest way to put it is, "If you are against gay marriage, don't marry someone who is the same gender as you." It really is quite simple.
I don't care what adult you choose to marry. Just as I don't care what adult another adult of the same gender chooses to marry. It does not
negatively affect my life in the slightest .