Originally Posted by AustinChief
I have no problem with the concept of marriage as a legal CONTRACT but I take issue with special treatment under the law. (tax breaks, etc)
I agree. I would rather that marriage was viewed as a legally binding social contract between consenting adults. The government would function as a record keeping device for these contracts. The only issue that the legal side would acknowledge for the religious side is in regards to who is authorized to perform a ceremony.