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QuestioningKat's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by QuestioningKat

Perhaps the word "marriage" should not be legally used anymore. All legal marriages should be a "domestic union" or "domestic partnership" regardless of sexual orientation.Religious marriages should be "spiritual unions." So if a hetero couple wants to get married, they would get a license for a "domestic union" and then have their spiritual/religious ceremony and get their certificate from the church. If a church approves of gay marriage they could also have both the legal paperwork for a domestic union and then a spiritual union.

I recently heard that the church originally was not involved in the marriage business. Does anyone know the history/details?

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:17:51 UTC | #926886