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Marriage vs. Civil Union (Comments welcomed)

Just a thought, an idea, that is cogitating in my mind, and admittedly, not completely fleshed out yet.

What if we made marriage a religious choice, and the government strictly granted everyone a civil union certificate when two people wanted to spend their lives together? The government would have no role or function in the act of marriage, and strictly grant a certificate of civil union when two people wanted to have the rights of what we now define/call "marriage."

The union of two people by the government would have no religious affiliation. If one wanted a "marriage" ceremony, then one could choose to have whatever ceremony they wanted to, in accordance with their own beliefs.

I wonder if our government strictly granted civil unions, and not the right to marry, or the issuance of marriage certificates -- if the rights of what we now call "marriage" might have a better chance of being granted to all.

Again, just some ramblings/thoughts....

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Better yet, strip preachers of the ability to perform a legally binding marriage. If what I remember is true, in Europe, couples need to go to City Hall to get married, and then go to the church if necessary to get it blessed.
This is an idea that has been brewing amongst me and some of my friends. Welcome to the thinking revolution.

It's time we started vocalizing this to the masses like you have, so I say brava!
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