"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
"When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."
Clearly marriage is not a Federal matter other than the interstate transference of the rights granted by the laws of the individual states. States have to be involved in marriage because so many legal issues are involved. Property rights alone provide a necessity for the State to be involved in the regulation of marriage. Having the authority to regulate marriage, how States manage that authority should be governed by the will of the people in each state. It's messy. It's marriage, it's always messy.
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There is no universal Buddhist position on same-sex marriage. According to some interpretations of the Buddha's teachings, one of the 10 non-virtuous deeds that lead to suffering is "sexual misconduct." This term is generally understood to refer primarily to adultery. However, some Buddhists interpret the term to include homosexuality.Hinduism
There is no official Hindu position on same-sex marriage. Some Hindus condemn the practice of homosexuality, but others cite ancient Hindu texts, such as the Kama Sutra, that seem to condone homosexual behavior.Religious Groups' Official Positions on Same-Sex Marriage - Pew Forum on Religion & Public LifeJudaism
The Reform and Reconstructionist Jewish movements have supported gay and lesbian rights, including same-sex marriage, since the mid-1990s. In May 2012, the Conservative Jewish movement approved a ceremony to allow same-sex couples to marry. All three movements also allow individual rabbis to choose not to officiate at the weddings of gay and lesbian couples. Orthodox Judaism does not accept same-sex marriage, and its highest governing body, the Orthodox Union, has lobbied against gay marriage nationally and in various states.
Hindu thoughts on homosexuality are mixed.
Religion and homosexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They're mixed in Sikhism as well.
It's surprisingly Zoroastrianism which takes it to another level.Sikhism has no written view on the matter, but in 2005, a Sikh religious authority described homosexuality as "against the Sikh religion and the Sikh code of conduct and totally against the laws of nature," and called on Sikhs to support laws against gay marriage. Many Sikhs are against this view, however, and state that the Sikh Scriptures promote equality and do not condemn homosexuality.
“ The man that lies with mankind as man lies with womankind, or as woman lies with mankind, is a man that is a Daeva [demon]; this man is a worshipper of the Daevas, a male paramour of the Daevas
I'd be perfectly happy with marriages that were strictly matters of religious ceremony and/or contract law. No need for a license, just pick up a package off LegalZoom and customize it to fit your personal needs.