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  •  Traditional Marriage is only 600 years old. (0+ / 0-)

    IIRC.  Traditional marriage seems to refer to Christian sacramental marriage.  Marriage did not become a sacrament until around the 14th century.  The other forms are civil marriage usually recorded by a county employee or common law marriage.  The 2000 years of history narrative is largely myth.  Same sex marriage has been around as long as any other form of marriage, and predates Christianity.  For most of history, most people chose their spouses in the same way we choose our friends.  Then they moved in together.  No priest.  No county clerk.  In fact, until around the civil war, most marriages were simply recorded in a family Bible, because there were no county clerks in most places, othe than the big cities.  Most people could not read or write in order to record anything.  Only the nobs had formal marriages.  THere are few if any records of slave marriages before the civil war.  THat doesn't mean they did not exist.  It just reflects the prejudices of the people doing the recording.  SAme is true of gay marriages.  We know these close relationships existed but they weren't recorded due to prejudice.  Time to end the prejudice.

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    by SGWM on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:57:25 AM PDT

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