This is a really simple concept and it boggles my mind about how many still people don’t get it.
Marriage (or wedlock) is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found. Such a union, often formalized via a wedding ceremony, may also be called matrimony. (source: Wikipedia)
A legal contact. That’s what we’re talking about here.
I am a citizen of the United States. I along with several million more Americans are being denied access to a legal contract.
That’s wrong. Period.
I’m not asking any church who has a different definition of the social contract to acknowledge my legal contract. (Although it would be nice for all churches to see that all love is a good thing and making a commitment to honor and cherish another is very good thing.)
What I find so confusing about those that argue that this injustice should continue is that nearly half of them (see: Wikipedia:Divorce) know full well about how much of a legal contract it is because they spent (and continue to spend) countless millions on lawyers and fees in their attempts to get out of the legal contract that was almost effortless for them to enter into.
Again: Legal contract. American citizen. Denied. Wrong.
End of discussion. (Except that it’s not.)