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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    So it was written.
    Only as a part of other rulings, where marriage was being recognized in at least a form just being restricted to some people. It has not specifically been covered as how I described it.
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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    The OP's scenario wouldn't happen because there's a licence fee for marriage. Taxes and fees never go away.

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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Only as a part of other rulings, where marriage was being recognized in at least a form just being restricted to some people. It has not specifically been covered as how I described it.
    But we were asked about unwritten rights.
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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    But we were asked about unwritten rights.
    It isn't unwritten; it is a natural right recognized in State Constitutions.

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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    It isn't unwritten; it is a natural right recognized in State Constitutions.
    I quit. The question was, is there an unwritten right, and I asked if it was unwritten how would we know. I see humor in these kind of things but I guess I'm alone in that.
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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I quit. The question was, is there an unwritten right, and I asked if it was unwritten how would we know. I see humor in these kind of things but I guess I'm alone in that.
    some people may believe in some secular and temporal, but trinity of laws.

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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I quit. The question was, is there an unwritten right, and I asked if it was unwritten how would we know. I see humor in these kind of things but I guess I'm alone in that.
    Because many people like to argue that if a right isn't specifically written in the Constitution, such as part of the Amendments/BORs, then it is not a Constitutional right.

    The right to marriage itself would not actually be written down specifically though as put forth here. If it were so blatant, then there would be no reason to be debating restrictions on marriage based on sex/gender at all because the right to marriage would not be in question at all.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    There never has been a "right" to marriage, and the so-called "bennies" of marriage already vary from state to state and have changed over the years. It one of those questions that boils down to what if the impossible were to happen.
    Maybe not the bennies, but to marry? No one can really in our country deny marriage wholesale. There has always been a expectation of marriage regardless of any stance by the government.

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    Re: Is there an unwritten right to marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Because many people like to argue that if a right isn't specifically written in the Constitution, such as part of the Amendments/BORs, then it is not a Constitutional right.

    The right to marriage itself would not actually be written down specifically though as put forth here. If it were so blatant, then there would be no reason to be debating restrictions on marriage based on sex/gender at all because the right to marriage would not be in question at all.
    I wasn't commenting on marriage. I was commenting on seeing nothing. I suspect you'd rather talk to someone about marriage. Lets move on.
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