Get over it. Change the law.
If people want to marry and make a public commitment to each other – let them. The state should not intervene and prevent people from voluntarily committing themselves to each other, and assuming the legal rights and responsibilities that such a commitment entails..
So, a solution?Let people be joined by recognised state officials (as mixed gender couples can today with celebrants or at the town hall). So let’s define ‘marriage’ as a legal union between two people regardless of gender and get over that bit.
Let’s then say that a ‘holly union’ or ‘religious marriage’, which will have no legal affect, is up to each religion to determine. A duly recognised religion can define requirements for members of its flock.
Perhaps it is in Australia or the US. But consider Europe.
In Switzerland for example, a couple must be legally married at the town hall for at least two weeks before any religious celebration.
So separating religious and legal ‘marriage’ is not such a big deal.
Best of both worlds if you ask me.And if you are thinking of getting married, invite me and put me on the unattached table.
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