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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.

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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.
Supporters: Scott Cederberg, Matteo Kausch, Dana Leader, Michael Andrews, Brian Sperling, Nathan Bouscal
Opponents: None
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Laws and Regulations, United States Code
1 U.S.C. § 7: Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 7 (Changes)

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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"“civil union” means only athe legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife,two adults and the word "spouse" refers only to the a person of the oppositeeither sex who is a husband or a wife.

All references to "marriage" in all Acts of Congress, or of any rulings, regulations, or interpretations existing before the implementation of this law will be changed to "civil union".

"Marriage" is henceforth defined as a religious matter with no legal standing.

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