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    Re: In looming federalism fight, three states say feds can't 'unmarry' gay couples

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No, I didn't.
    What you just went to the county and got the license? No ceremony at all? Very rare I'd think.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    As I replied before, I have no problem with that. However, the majority of even STRAIGHT couples are so entrenched in marriage they wouldn't agree to it. Why do you think it hasn't already been implemented?
    Why? They'd still be married. For those straight couples, there would still be the same old marriage ceremony, they'd still be married by a minister, etc. And nothing would change with the state but the title on the paperwork. The churches that do so now could still refuse to perform the ceremony for gay folks. Those churches would preserve their concept of marriage and all the folks regardless of ceremony or not would have the same rights under and access to the state contract.

    And it has been thought of, and proposed, but the movement wants the title "marriage".

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    Re: In looming federalism fight, three states say feds can't 'unmarry' gay couples

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    What you just went to the county and got the license? No ceremony at all? Very rare I'd think.
    Justice of the peace. Actually more common than you think AND it was not religious in the least.


    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    And it has been thought of, and proposed, but the movement wants the title "marriage".
    If by movement you mean straight people, you would be correct. Straight people don't want their "marriages" recognized as "civil" by the state.

    Look, the gay population is only 5-7% with the majority of others being straight. If straight people wanted their state recognized marriages changed to "civil" than it would have already been done.

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