Originally Posted by Memphis1979
Personally, I don't think the state should have anything to do with a religious based ceremony.
Marriage is a contractual agreement with the state.
You don't get divorced in a church, do you?
If someone is not religious, does that mean that they shouldn't have contractual benefits that would go to religious?
I don't think religion should have anything to do with marriage.
In many countries, the "marriage" is performed by the state.
If you choose a religious celebration that is above and beyond what the state requires.