“The key words are "recent history." The history of marriage on the Bible is anything but what Evangelicals espouse. And, funnily enough, we're still in the realm of civil law.
If you want religious law, move to the Vatican. Or Tehran.”
Brandon Cox on May 24, 2014 at 23:05:33
“Genesis 2. One man. One woman. When plural marriage started happening, things started going badly. In the gospels and the epistles of the New Testament era, Jesus and others re-confirmed Genesis 2 and made monogamy far more plain.
And as for religious law, why is that the assumption? America is, and always has been, a secular nation - not religious, Christian or otherwise. But it's also always been a nation open to the voice of its religious citizens.”
“The seriousness of marriage continues to be eroded.
No, I'm in favor of gay marriage but don't get married just to divorce a couple of years later.”
flippity on May 4, 2014 at 22:36:21
“No doubt they entered into their marriage with the idea of forever, but things happen sometimes. This doesn't erode marriage, it just ends theirs.”
Dani09 on May 4, 2014 at 17:47:21
“They were together as a couple for twenty-seven years, but only legally allowed to marry in 2009 (after a civil union in '08.) So it wasn't as if their relation broke up just "a couple of years later."”