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Erin Shreds Time

Time Magazine has a great idea. How about nobody gets married, at least not by the government. Erin Manning rips that brilliant idea apart:

Apparently out of fresh ideas, Time decides to discuss what it appears to think is a novel and creative solution to the problem of gay marriage:

When a Jewish boy turns 13, he heads to a temple for a deeply meaningful rite of passage, his bar mitzvah. When a Catholic girl reaches about the same age, she stands in front of the local bishop, who touches her forehead with holy oil as she is confirmed into a 2,000-year-old faith tradition. But missing in each of those cases — and in countless others of equal religious importance — is any role for government. There is no baptism certificate issued by the local courthouse and no federal tax benefit attached to the confessional booth, the into-the-water-and-out born-again ceremony or any of the other sacraments that believers hold sacred.
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