Vote Up
Vote Down

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.

653 Views / Posted by Kyle Halgerson

Share with Reddit Share with Reddit

Tags No tags have been applied so far. Sign in to add some.
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: Kyle Halgerson, Scott Cederberg, Nathan Bouscal, William Hughes
Opponents: None

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.


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

Court Cases This issue has not been linked to any court cases yet.
News This issue has not been linked to any news articles yet.
Companies and Organizations This issue has not been linked to any companies or organizations yet.
    No comments have been added yet. Sign in to post a comment.
    Problems Add Add a Problem
    Vote Up
    Vote Down
    Problem Same-sex marriage is illegal in most states and is not recognized federally.
    It's unconstitutional to deny two people the rights and benefits of marriage just because they happen to be the same sex. My gay friends have been in loving partnerships for decades. It doesn't make any sense that they can't get married when their marriage would be happier and longer-lasting than so many other ones.
    Vote Up
    Vote Down
    Problem cheat on wife, no honest.
    He was cheating on his wife left 2 kids, was cheating with a coworker, at same time with he’s lover, she was a coworker as well,as a manager. He’s not an honest person that’s for sure.
    Issues Laws Cases Pro Articles Firms Entities
    Issues Laws Cases Pro Articles Firms Entities
    Sign Up
    Need Password Help?