The Answer to the Gay Marriage Debate– In Under 150 Words
Here’s the most logical solution to the gay marriage debate– in less than 150 words:
The word “marriage” is removed from government vocabulary. The government only certifies civil unions, giving two people, regardless of gender, the legal and tax benefits that “married” couples enjoy today. This takes care of hospital visitation, will execution, and tax breaks.
Marriage becomes a purely religous term, and various denominations and religions can “marry” who they please. For instance, Southern Baptists may choose to only allow traditional heterosexual marriage while Episcopalians allow homosexual marriage.
When a couple decides to get married, they go to a church for the ceremony and then file their civil union with the government.
People can spend their lives with whomever they choose, and religious traditions aren’t trampled. It’s a win-win.
The government shouldn’t have had anything to do with “marriage” in the first place.