Eliminate the legal institution of marriage …

Finally, someone else is putting forward the idea I suggested here, the idea of getting the State out of the marriage business. Read the opinion piece by Douglas W. Kmiec’s titled “A proposal for compromise on Prop. 8”.

Essentially, the idea is to eliminate marriage licensing by the State and replace it with a civil union. The civil union will have all the same rights and benefits that the State confers to marriage today. No ceremony is required to establish a civil union, only the completion and filing of the proper paperwork.

Then, the religious institutions will be free to perform marriage ceremonies for whom they choose.

And, more importantly, those who believe the act of homosexuality is wrong will retain their First Amendment right to state their belief in the public square, whether they are an individual or a religious institution.

Let’s hope this idea gains momentum and actually get’s pushed through the legislative process.

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