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Has government insinuated itself too deeply into the act of marriage?

As far back as ancient Rome, two people married without the help of government. Why is our government so involved in the personal business of two individuals?

Asked By: Pro Con - 8/4/2010
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Not just marriage, your entire life... More
Answered By: jim s - 8/4/2010
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I'd like to know the same. Government needs to completely butt out.
Answered By: Anthony (End the Fed!) - 8/4/2010
 
It is regarded as a legal contract... More
Answered By: turning around - 8/4/2010
 
YES
Answered By: trinslycan - 8/4/2010
 
I'm going to say absolutely YES. The government should only serve as a clearinghouse to ensure that legal unions are monogamous and not polygamous.
Answered By: A. E. Moreira - 8/4/2010
 
It is a legal contract... More
Answered By: Jim Em - 8/4/2010
 
Votes.
Answered By: Fractured Fairy Tales - 8/4/2010
 
If the Government keeps it strangle hold on Americans in another generation we will be applying to the Government for permission to marry then a generation after that will be told by the Government who to marry... More
Answered By: Wait Until You See The Prize! - 8/4/2010
 
I'm still waiting for anyone to show me the part of the Constitution of the United States that mentions "marriage". Since it's not there, the federal government has no authority to interfere in marriage. turning around, why would the state (taxpayers) be made responsible for "children out on the street"?
Answered By: out2lunch4now2 - 8/5/2010
 
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