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The solution is quite simple. Get the government out of the business of deciding what constitutes a "marriage" or not. It's a purely personal decision.

Instead, have a separate name for a legal contractual partnership between two or more individuals who have legal capacity to enter into contracts. The most common term is a "civil union," but it could really be anything.

this is exactly my opinion.

Get the government out of the business of defining such things. The only reason this is an issue is because long ago the people *abdicated* the ability to make such definitions to the government.

The government should only be concerned with contractual enforcement. For convenience sake, it would make sense for the government to provide a suite of contracts for different types of situations. I would also like the government to honor such documents (such as wills) with a higher precedence than those traditionally granted by biological relationships.

Allow religions to define marriage in any way they deem best. Then it becomes a matter of whether individual religions recognize gay marriage or not.
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