What is marriage?

So basically seeing as everyone, is really big on marriage equality and whatnot, one really does wonder what marriage is...

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    legally seen as spouse in the eyes of the state. gender only matters in the eyes of the church, but as you can get legal benefits from the gov then people have the right to marry whomever they like. the church is not a part of government, so if they want to deny them then fine, they can be bigoted ass holes. but from the government perspective church has no say in the matter. hell for all i care they could change the term the government uses to "United under law" and leave the term marriage to the churches. but the government has no room to say who can or can't marry as that is a persons innate right and as such their duty to protect it. and since they don't have that authority then the church certainly doesn't have the ability to influence the choice outside of their own organization. boom problem solved.

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    Marriage is just when two people love eachother enough to want to spend the rest of their life's together
    doesn't matter who they are, what their religion/race/sex/anything else..just that they love eachother

    here's something for people who are anti gay marriage:
    for the foundist

    The better way to put that would be nothing happens when gay people get married. Some people would still see "Gay people get married" as negative.
    - Disco March 29, 2013, 7:07 pm
    ah, didn't think of that
    ah well..it's not a negative, and that's the end of that.
    - Fail4424 March 29, 2013, 7:15 pm
    We have a name for those people. Bigots.
    - CrazyJay March 30, 2013, 10:03 am
    But how do we know there isn't a 0.0001% slice of that pie that contains all 4 of the other things that just isn't visible due to being so small? I'm not taking the chance, SIR!
    - casper667 March 30, 2013, 12:31 pm
    hahaha
    (hoping you're joking?)
    - Fail4424 March 30, 2013, 6:00 pm
    of course lol.
    - casper667 March 30, 2013, 7:31 pm
    *phew
    i was dreading what your response would be :P
    - Fail4424 March 30, 2013, 7:34 pm
    but wouldn't calling other people bigots make you one yourself?
    - shadewraith March 31, 2013, 9:37 pm
    Hardly.
    - CrazyJay April 1, 2013, 3:53 pm
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  • 3

    Marriage is a legal entity that predates and exists separately from religion. If religion wants to hoard some unification term, that's their choice. But pick one that isn't already inseparable from the legal and cultural workings of society.

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  • 3

    a better question for this is 'what is love?'

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    no mo'

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  • 2

    I think that the matter of marriage is a church issue for each religion to decide on individually. Sure most religions won't allow gay marriage but religion is a really loose term, in fact just for the sake of being able to marry same sex couples I started a religion that worships a banana slug named Ted and people can get married under his watchful eye stock.

    PRAISE AND GLORY TO TED!
    - CrazyJay March 30, 2013, 10:04 am
    If it's a religious issue, then legal benefits need to stop.
    - Ertrov March 30, 2013, 2:46 pm
    Which is where domestic partnerships come in which can be for anyone.
    - triclebickle March 30, 2013, 4:32 pm
    So, atheists shouldn't legally be allowed to get married? What about the fact that marriages can be performed anywhere, not just in a religious building? And that anyone can get ordained, not just a religious figure? Plenty of people have non-religious marriages, because it wasn't started as a religious practice.
    - Ertrov March 30, 2013, 5:12 pm
    well then do whatever the hell YOU want, YOU have the freedom to do so. But it should be the churches decision on whether or not they marry same sex couples as is their right. As far as the federal or state government should be concerned, in order to get benefits they need to be registered with the state as a domestic partnership which should be the extent of the government's involvement.
    - triclebickle March 30, 2013, 6:44 pm
    The point is, a marriage has more legal benefits than a domestic partnership. Therefore, any couple should be able to get legally married.
    - Ertrov March 30, 2013, 8:21 pm
    And my point is that domestic partnership should take the place of marriage as far as the government is concerned. While marriage should be left to the religions.
    - triclebickle March 30, 2013, 8:32 pm
    Why? It didn't start as a religious practice, so why should we give it over to them? They don't own marriage.
    - Ertrov March 31, 2013, 3:18 am
    So that we can make them shut up about the whole sanctity of marriage thing? Ertrov I am at this point worshiping a banana slug for the sake of marrying same sex couples I really hope you realize I'm not being all that serious.
    - triclebickle March 31, 2013, 10:11 am
    i still want a picture of ted
    - Tremp20k March 31, 2013, 6:06 pm
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