Kelley - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
ok why does marriage have to be re-defined. marriage is the convenant between a man and a woman it is a deeply held religious union (multiple religions). but I am a firm believer that this is a free country and I believe if the persons of the same sex want to enjoy the priviledges (ins/tax/living will/will/custody)as of husbands & wives then they should!
God was the designer of marriage being male & female, and so seek His blessing by marrying in a church, but I don't know why same sex couple cannot have covenent union ceromonies in a civil sense, then allowing the legally binding agreements and priviledges that married couples have. I really don't see why this is such a big deal. Churches want to honor God who defined married (male & female) and the Government can stay out of the churches "as our founders planned" but the state can recgonize these covenant unions, granting people wanting a 'covenant unions' legall/& binding in any court of law, and in life and in death.
That is what seperation of church and state was proposed for...so that in a free country all people have the right "to the pursiut of happines" Let them be united in civil union ceromonies (or churches that believe in agreement with homesexual families) and let 'marriage' remain a union that can continue to be honored in Bible (christian, or jewish or muslim faiths that have differing doctrine) believing churches.
So maybe there could be a 'CU' covenant union- movement....