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Old 08-13-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Truth Wins Out - Focus on the Family Affiliate Seeks to Tax, Indoctrinate Florida Couples

Should couples have to attend religious counseling in order to NOT pay an extra $100 for a marriage license in Florida?
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Well, it only adds 100 dollars to the marriage license cost. I don't have to worry about that anyway, I don't ever plan on getting officially married. I live with a woman, call her my wife, we have a child, but we aren't married. Sure, we have had a ceremony, but it wasn't super religious, and it wasn't official by the state and government.

Personally, I don't think the state should have anything to do with a religious based ceremony.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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Should couples have to attend religious counseling in order to NOT pay an extra $100 for a marriage license in Florida?
No.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Oh. My. God. (pun intended, btw) $200 for the privilege to get married?! Glad mine was only $30.

This is pretty ridiculous. Why can't religion *divorce* itself from the government...? Oh wait. My bad.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Earth
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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.
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