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  •  "marriage" existed (1+ / 0-)
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    jakewaters

    long before the state got into the bizness of defining it

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 08:06:09 AM PDT

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    •  In PA it wasn't until the 90's that it was defined (3+ / 0-)
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      thus, when they voided the well defined concept of common-law marriage.

      Now the states constitution allows only discriminatory contracts that limit who a man or women can marry.

      Brilliant

      "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

      by jakewaters on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 08:50:08 AM PDT

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    •  Actually it existed long before (2+ / 0-)
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      Sybil Liberty, sfbob

      The church interjected itself into it. The state, whether that would be a modern democratically elected government a monarchy, or a tribal chieftain, has been involved with marriage from the get go.

      You need a license to drive, a license to run a business, but any idiot can buy a gun.

      by Hannibal on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 08:55:02 AM PDT

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