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Marriage Rites (for same sex couples)
by J. W. Murphy

Thursday, February 26, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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What about same sex marriage? Here are some of my thoughts.
*February 12, 2004.

Marriage--
a union between two consenting adults
perhaps . . .
the union of two citizens
or better yet . . .
the solemn agreement of a loving couple
to cherish and stay together as long as they both shall live.


Is it necessary to include
the usual anti-discrimination clauses
. . . regardless of race, color, gender, origin, religion, creed, or sexual orientation?


Better yet
is governmental defense
of a mostly religious definition of marriage
encroaching upon the limits of church and state?
What happened to liberty, justice, and equality for all?


Marriage--
a union between two consenting adults
perhaps . . .
the union of two citizens
or better yet . . .
the solemn agreement of a loving couple
to cherish and stay together as long as they both shall live--
. . . enough said.

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/8/2005
You say it well and I agree. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 2/29/2004
yes.
Reviewed by Duke LaRance 2/28/2004
Well said...thank you.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 2/28/2004
good thinking here

marriage is, first and foremos, a civil matter,


the more inclussive the definition the btter...

j+
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/27/2004
Great write!!


Love tinka
Reviewed by Melissa Crosson 2/26/2004
Great write!
"What happened to liberty, justice, and equality for all?"
Simple the constitution was written by wasp (White Anglo-Saxson Protestent-in case anyone forgot what it meant) men for wasp men. Women and African Americans had to fight for their rights so why shouldn't GLBT? If I find the answer to that I'll let you know.
Thanks for showing your views!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 2/26/2004
"the solemn agreement of a loving couple"

Bingo.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2004
marriage wan't a convention until 900AD when the church thought it was a good idea as sacramental communion between a man and woman ... our present society will not accept the sociological, cultural and legal imlpications between same sexes ... i think marriage between consenting adults should be that of the heart ...



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