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Thread #147102   Message #3410485
Posted By: Musket
26-Sep-12 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
That's what I thought artbrooks. After all, in the quote you have repeated, I see no reason why marriage would be necessary in the first place. I know plenty of people who have raised children successfully without getting married.

In promoting marriage by giving the status financial incentives, government only manage to promote the financial rather than the spiritual reasons for marriage.

I suppose religious bodies feel they have some ownership on marriage. The Archbishop of York, someone who despite his eccentric stunts is a deeply thoughtful and for a Bishop, rational man. Even he said that governments cannot make marriage laws because only God can decide what is a marriage. He went down in my estimation for that as I am irreligious so wonder how he has the bare faced cheek to denigrate my marriage too.

I do seem to be defending my own status a bit here, and the thread is about "gay marriage" which as a term should be as obvious as "dark night" or "large double decker bus."