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U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

There are 8 comments on the CNN story from Nov 29, 2012, titled U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage. In it, CNN reports that:

Edith "Edie" Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay.

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#1 Nov 29, 2012
Are you FREAKIN' kidding me? Government and religion are TWO different items..KEEP THEM SEPARATE!
Radit

Austin, TX

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
Are you FREAKIN' kidding me? Government and religion are TWO different items..KEEP THEM SEPARATE!
Good I agree. So which is it. Is marriage religious or governmental?
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
Are you FREAKIN' kidding me? Government and religion are TWO different items..KEEP THEM SEPARATE!
time too pickle U choice!!! running out of space for separated;-0000h, 1. relegend 2. sciences 3. gov 4. all above 5. ;-00000000

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#4 Nov 30, 2012
Radit wrote:
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Good I agree. So which is it. Is marriage religious or governmental?
Both. It is a legal process that automatically establishes several hundred rights, privileges and responcibilities. Without this aspect, it is not a "real" marriage. It can be a religious ceremony, but this is not a requirement: a mariage is real without a religious ceremony; a religious ceremony will not create a marriage without the government paperwork.

Of course, the 1st Amendment insures that no church can ever be forced to perform a wedding ceremony for any couple that does not meet the criteria established by that church.
Radit

Austin, TX

#5 Nov 30, 2012
Liam R wrote:
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Both. It is a legal process that automatically establishes several hundred rights, privileges andresponsibilitiess. Without this aspect, it is not a "real" marriage. It can be a religious ceremony, but this is not a requirement: amarriagee is real without a religious ceremony; a religious ceremony will not create a marriage without the government paperwork.
Of course, the 1st Amendment insures that no church can ever be forced to perform a wedding ceremony for any couple that does not meet the criteria established by that church.
It seems to me that marriage should be religious and the government should create a separate title

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#6 Dec 3, 2012
Radit wrote:
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It seems to me that marriage should be religious and the government should create a separate title
Sure. As long as ALL couples who "marry" get the same title, that fulfills the requirement for equal rights.

Of course, I will point out that there are plenty of churches that already perform religious marriages for same sex couples.
Radit

Austin, TX

#7 Dec 4, 2012
Liam R wrote:
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Sure. As long as ALL couples who "marry" get the same title, that fulfills the requirement for equal rights.
Of course, I will point out that there are plenty of churches that already perform religious marriages for same sex couples.
The only valid argument for same sex marriage is legal rights. I do not believe we can force another religion to change a core belief. That being said: I am for same sex marriage.

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#8 Dec 6, 2012
Radit wrote:
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The only valid argument for same sex marriage is legal rights. I do not believe we can force another religion to change a core belief. That being said: I am for same sex marriage.
Oh, it is possible to make a religious argument in favor as well, but the legal argument is the one that matters most in terms of the Supreme Court. But yes, I agree with you that the Constitution does not allow the courts or the laws to force any church to change any of their beliefs.

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