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Old May 15th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #111
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Here's a thought:

Get the gov't out of the "marriage" business entirely. All gov't sanctioned partner unions are civil, with a civil license/ceremony. Call it a civil union, a civil marriage, whatever, but recognize that this is the civil contract part of the equation that is enforceable through our civil court system.

If someone also wants a "marriage" ceremony through a church, they can go do that, too. This will be the religious contract/sacrament/etc. the terms of which are between the parties, their church, their God, etc., but not enforceable in civil courts.

This way the gov't isn't being forced to recognize a religious relationship, and religious groups aren't being forced to sanction something offensive to them.
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