Anyee said:Hold on, you think that in the US, a Jewish heterosexual marriage is not recognized the same as a Christian heterosexual marriage? Wow. Where the hell are you getting your information from?
ALL heterosexual marriages, whether performed in a church by a priest, a mosque by an imam, a temple by a rabbi, on the beach by a licensed friend, in a courthouse by a judge, or in Vegas by an Elvis impersonator, are recognized by both the state and federal government (barring such things as incest or illegal age differences).
You DO NOT need to be married in a religious ceremony to obtain marriage benefits. Far from it. So long as the person performing the marriage has juristiction to do so, the marriage is legal. Doesn't matter if the couple consecrates themselves to Satan during the ceremony or says that God sucks. Marriage is marriage so long as you have the license.
You're also implying that most homosexuals are atheists. Far from that, as well. Most that I know are at least spiritual, if not deeply religious. Some are Jews, some are Christian, some are sketchy pagan (like Smeg! ). Many would choose to get married with some sort of diety's blessing.
I'm no expert on US marriage law, I thought I made that clear. I also say that
Christian marriages and non-christian partnerships (*** or non-***) should all be equal to the law. I don't know if that's the case in american today, is it?
That quote kind of sums up my thoughts on the subject.
I may have misunderstood what Bush's meant when he said: We must do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.
I immediately thought he was talking about christian marriages and not marriages in general. If he's talking about denying ***-couples the same rights as other married couples recieve, I think he's a serious shithole. If he thinks that homosexuals shouldn't marry in a christian fashion, he has a point.
On the atheist part:
I haven't said that I think most homosexuals are atheist. I've only said that I find it troubling that a homosexual would want to be a christian based on the fact that the Bible says some nasty things about homosexuality.