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The law of the United States is discriminatory against same-sex couples

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While I am not discriminated against by this law, I see it as a harmful application of religious mores. To the State, marriage should simply be a legal construct between people and not show preference towards any specific sex orientation.
Supporters: Scott Cederberg, Brian Sperling, Nathan Bouscal, Kyle Rutland, Ethan Harris
Opponents: Matteo Kausch, Vania Iumatti-Lodeyk
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Laws and Regulations, United States Code
1 U.S.C. § 7: Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 7

§7. Definition of ?marriage? and ?spouse?

In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.

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(Added Pub. L. 104–199, §3(a), Sept. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2419.)

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    Solution Re-define marriage as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people will be called a "civil union", which does not discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual couples.
    All current rights given to spouses under "marriage" will be extended to spouses under "civil unions". This includes, but is not limited to: filing taxes jointly, sharing family insurance, social security benefits, estate tax exemptions, veteran & military benefits, and spousal medical proxy.

    "Marriage" will be considered a religious extension of the legal rights granted by a "civil union". Religious organizations are under no obligation to "marry" homosexual couples, as protected by the First Amendment's protection of religion.
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    Solution Re-define religious marriages as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people in a religious ceremony will be called a "Religious Union", which will discriminate in whatever way that religious sect deems appropriate. Expand civi
    All current rights given to spouses under "marriage" will be extended to spouses under "religious unions" as long the “religious union” complies with the rules for “marriage”. This includes, but is not limited to: filing taxes jointly, sharing family insurance, social security benefits, estate tax exemptions, veteran & military benefits, and spousal medical proxy.

    "Religious unions" will be considered a religious extension of the legal rights granted by a "marriage". Religious organizations are under no obligation to "unite" homosexual (or straight) couples, as protected by the First Amendment's protection of religion. (Oh wait, all this already applies under the current system. OK, just allow gay couples to wed already; If you want to say you have a "Catholic marriage", a "Jewish marriage", or a "Wiccan marriage" just go for it.)
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