quote:This is what I get for assuming you would actually look up due process before discussing these matters with me again.
So with your logic, if any number of adults agrees to relationship that they call a marriage then the government must offer legal protection for that relationship?
This is what I get for assuming you would actually look up due process before discussing these matters with me again.
quote:Marriage is a social union, and within that union exists something, be it property, children, monogamy(?), etc. Each party in a marriage has rights. Our government protects rights. It makes no sense to have government uninvolved in the institution of marriage.
Personally, I don't understand why granting marriage licenses is the responsibility of the state.
. I first realized I was gay when I was 13.
A homosexual relationship, regardless of how enduring it is as a bond of loving commitment, does not and cannot include sexual intercourse leading to pregnancy.
quote:Same sex marriage is older than recorded history.
Thus it is not marriage inasmuch as marriage was well defined in law long before our civil laws were written.