Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Why are we still talking about whether or not same-sex couples should be allowed to marry?
When an American couple gets married, they may choose to do so in a church, but that ceremony is not what makes the couple legally married. For that, the couple has to apply for and be granted a marriage license, and they must be married in accordance with state laws.
The law makes the marriage.
The church is for a religious blessing upon the union.
A couple who gets married by a judge, like J. and I did, is just as married as a couple who are married in a church by a minister.
People who are opposed to same-sex couples being allowed to marry are, for the most part, opposed for religious reasons.
But Americans aren't supposed to be governed by the Bible.
Church and State are supposed to be separate.
How, then, are there ANY grounds for denying same-sex couples the right to marry?
This is such a simple concept; it's ridiculous that we're still even talking about it. 

1 comment:

RoseAnn said...

In Europe, it is traditional that couples have a civil ceremony as a matter of course and a religious one only if they so choose based on their religious beliefs.

Totally agree with everything you said!

I want to know why the same people who are so opposed to same-sex marriages affecting the "sanctity of the institution" aren't protesting Britanny Spears' 55-hour marriage or Larry Kings 7+ marriages.