Beamer wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:58:
Marriage isn't a religious institution, it's a legal and tax one.
Ahh, this is the crux of the issue. It would be interesting to know how many people who are concerned about maintaining "traditional marriage" would change their minds if the government decided it WAS a religious institution and removed all legal and tax benefits of marriage.
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