Re：VOTE 'NO' TO SAME SEX MARRIAGE
Date Posted：26/06/2009 6:14 AMCopy HTML
Speaking for myself and my own opinion, I think the fact that the government has taken over the administration of marriages and divorces etc, and de-facto and same sex unions, from the Church, means that apart from having a priest - or in the case of rc's - a pastor - perform the ceremony, there is not much difference. It seems the Roman Empire had better standards as far as administration of these than our State does today.
As a Christian, and a divorced one at that, I will not marry again. I will take the Apostle Paul's advise and seek not to be married. Considering the state of our society, also the lopsided divorce laws and amount of immorality out there, perpetrated by both sexes alike, why on earth would one seek to be married.
When i look at the "rights" issues of de-facto versus marrieds - is it not more about divorce than marriage? You only need to assert the "rights" during a divorce. No-one is stopping anyone from getting together. There are no legal disadvantages now between de-facto or marrieds. No-one is stopping pre-nuptual or other agreements to be brought into the situation either.
Live and let live I say. If people who do not beleive the bible want de-facto - that is their right. They "should" be well aware of the "rights" but also the "responsabilities" and perhaps future " liabilities" that may be incurred should they divorce. If you sign a contract - any contract - including a marriage certificate - you need to know what you are up for. And if you do not agree to what the "state" legislate about the matter, we are all free to pre-nup or sign a legal agreement before hand that may ensure a more biblical and fair outcome in case of divorce.