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Subject:  Re: He Lost 95% of His "Friends" Date:  10/17/2012  10:26 AM
Author:  AngelMay Number:  183689 of 199080

I was making a point that DOMA had little to do with biblical teaching, it was about bigotry and political expediency.

Why does marriage need defending in the first place by our government?
Marriage is a very personal relationship between the parties involved. The government, the community, the family of the people involved should have absolutely nothing to say about it at all.
I consider what our governments at all levels call marriage has little to do with biblical teachings on marriage.
I think the RCC does not consider a civil ceremony to be an actual marriage but I may be incorrect? I think an RCC priest will sometimes do a blessing on a couple where only one member is RCC but not the marriage ceremony.
I suggested on this board months ago that the goal should be to drop 'marriage' from our laws and replace it with 'civil unions' but no one here seemed to like that idea.

Ah! I misunderstood what you were saying.
It seems we are in agreement on yet another thing. :)

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