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Old 03-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #17
houghtam
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Originally Posted by Pony Boy View Post
So would it be ok to let a brother and a sister get married and adopt or an uncle and a niece and adopt? My question is this a moral issue and if so where do we draw the line?

My position is I don't agree with gay marriage but I also think it should be left up to the states to decide.
My position on all marriage is that it is not for the states or the federal government to decide. If it were up to me, any two consenting adults should be able to apply for a civil union. Any and all "marriages" fall in the realm of religious rites and therefore should not be recognized.

Just as we had to get a marriage certificate from the state in addition to getting married in the Church, anyone wanting legal recognition would now just need to get a civil union certificate in addition to their marriage by their religion.

Now here is a question for you. If you leave it up for the states to decide what defines marriage, and they all come out with different definitions, how do you reconcile that with the full faith and credit clause?

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