*WAY* OT: Pete Ashdown for Utah Senator in 2006

Andy Bradford amb-plug at bradfords.org
Tue Jul 12 18:38:13 MDT 2005

Thus said Michael Halcrow on Tue, 12 Jul 2005 18:29:01 CDT:

> Each person's  own religious  institution should  ordain ``marriages''
> according to  its own terms; the  state should have little  to do with
> it. As  it now stands,  it actively interferes with  several religious
> institutions'  definitions of  sacred  unions  between two  consenting
> adults. It is a violation civil rights that needs to stop.

I'm  with you  on this  one. I've  never understood  why people  getting
married need  a ``marriage license''  from the state. Shouldn't  this be
something you contract between you, your  wife to be, your wife's father
and mother and God? Whatever happened to common law marriage?

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