Government needs to get out of the marrying business.
Marriage is a Sacrament of the Church.
Government should stay out of it altogether. Otherwise...
Reposted for truth!
Has anyone ever stopped to ask:
1. why the government needs to define marriage?
2. when / where the people ever GAVE the government the power to define it?
that is a Homo-con
Government is in the recording inheritance and property rights business.
No government in marriage then you can never inherit anything since lineage can never be legally established via legitimacy.
We used to have a non-government system. it was full of fraud and abandonment. Who needs divorce and childsupport payments, just leave and abandon and you have no fear of consequence.
Government out of marriage is the goal of the left and a specific goal of the homosexuals.
In the long run, that's the only solution to the underlying problem.
“How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the “traditional” definition of marriage and press for an “activist” interpretation of the Constitution to create another “new” constitutional right?”
Ted, you answered your own question. You are a lifelong REPUBLICAN, NOT a lifelong conservative. And as Juan McCain and many others have taught us over and over, there is a MONUMENTAL difference.
The government isn’t in the “marriage business.” Where do you get this idea? From the left?
Agree 100% and that should be the consevative position—who you swear allegiance to is none of my business, and if a gay wants to do it, fine—he’s not asking MY blessing, which I do not give.
Keep it in the church(es), since it’s a matter of morality and personal belief, anyway.