Why does the government need to license marriage via contract? If it's nothing more than a contract as you say, why deny certain consenting adult relationships from entering into such a contract? Why does it matter who marries who, if its only a contract?<quoted text>
All marriage will ever be, from a legal perspective, is a contract.
Our government isnít in the God business, not in the religion business, not in the culture business.
If that is the case, why does a "piece of paper" matter to you or anyone else?Our government is in the law business, and their view ( and recognition of ) marriage is only from a legal perspective.
it will always be officially - a piece of paper - form a legal perspective
A "club"? Like the Sons of Italy? What the heck are ya talking about Big D?Now you have a club that wants to make it harder to divorce, go for it, make rules for you club, but donít expect others not of your club to be bound to your clubs rules.
Che? E' pazzo? What the heck in the name of Francis Albert Sinatra, are you talking about? "Divorce worse than murder"?In all your ranting you have yet to explain why divorce is worse than murder.
Legal perspective of what? Why adultery is still a crime on the books? Apparently it still matters to some state governments to maintain such a law.Remember I donít care from a religious perspective, I donít care from a historical perspective, but from the legal perspective of government.
The Church down the street might feel the same way. Jesus loves you anyway.For myself, my wife and I wanted to marry, and we have wanted to stay married as a symbol to one another of our continued commitment to one another. I know it is just a piece of paper to the government, but it means more to us, and I could care less what it means to some church down the street.