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Marriage's legal protections ought to be available to all
This weekend, I happened to attend two solemn and sacred ceremonies filled with piety, words of the Lord and beautiful music. The first was a memorial for an elderly gentleman whose grieving widow was comforted by the ritual and dignity, the support of family, friends and neighbors, and knowledge that her beloved now rested with God. The second was the wedding of a young couple, starting their married lives similarly blessed and supported. The bride's ordained grandfather officiated, having them state their vows , including "till death part us" and reminding us all that according to God's holy ordinance, "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder."
November 6, 2012