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March 12th, 2012
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From:methodius
Date:March 12th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)

Homosexual marriage

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This is an issue where I think both Church and State have been barking up the wrong tree.

See here, if you are interested: Notes from underground: The State should get out of the marriage business
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From:smhwpf
Date:March 12th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Homosexual marriage

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I like that idea. Register partnership - any partnership - for legal purposes. Hold religious or secular ceremony of choice to solemnize what you understand as marriage.
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From:methodius
Date:March 13th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)

Re: Homosexual marriage

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For what its worth, most of the Orthodox in South Africa who were interested in discussing it seemed happy with this proposal. Perhaps you could encourage people in the UK to take this line, as it seems to obviate most of the pseudoproblems caused by looking at it the wrong way. Erastians of various stripes won't like it, of course, because they *want* the State to define marrage according to their own prejudices, and to impose that definition on everyone. But why *should* the State define marriage? All the state needs, surely, is to regulate the legal obligations that arise from such relationships and others that they haven't sought to define, but could register.
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