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Huh. New York actually passed gay marriage legislation. Go figure!

I know I should be ecstatic (and in many ways I am very proud of my state today). But the thing is, I'd been thinking deep thinky thoughts on gay marriage and politics and religion and the unholy mix of the two. And I figured, the NY legislature being the way it is, I had at least another week to find time to get them written out before this all became old news.

Anyway, nicely done!

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fallingtowers
Jun. 26th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
But, as you rightly point out, the conflation of marriage in a religious sense and marriage in a legal sense has begun long before the LGBT rights movement made any calls for gay marriage.

For example, a daughter of a good friend of mine recently married her boyfriend in a purely civil ceremony in the US. Since neither the bride nor the groom seemed to be particularly religious, there was no blessing or sacrament involved. So, would this, from your POV, be not a "marriage", either, since it doesn't have a sacramental character? If so, I'd say your position is at least consistent (even if I don't necessarily agree with it).

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