So much for “fair and equal”

I, for one, would support a constitutional amendment to replace all government-recognized marriage with a simple civil union or contract. Give it to anyone who wants one, and let it take care of the legal side of things. Then people can go to the church of their choice for a religious ceremony, if they are so inclined.

As a primarily religious tradition, I say we should leave marriage entirely to the religious organizations. Churches can decide to allow same-sex marriage or not, as they wish, but that wouldn’t prevent anyone from taking advantage of the legal benefits. Separation of church and state, anyone? Fair and equal protection?

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kscaldef says:

Total agreement. As far as the govt. is concerned, it should just be a standard contract. People can attach whatever other baggage they want to it in the privacy of their church.