I had not given much thought to this particular aspect of the situation until now.
As I recall, from the Bible… Marriage was very carefully approached. Getting Engaged was like getting married… Yet I am getting off-track.
My initial thoughts are, what if Marriage was only handled by Religious (Especially Christian) institutions?
It would eliminate the legal status, but make it a religious only institution.
Among pagans… Handfasting was used, the customs were different. But if marriage was reestablished as a religious only institution based upon where it originated… Could this be the answer? Why would people who do not uphold God’s law want to defile marriage anyway unless this was the original plan?
Something to consider… I figure if there are enough people to debate it, we can take this to the debate forum. This is only an initial post to see if there is interest in changing how marriage is viewed in this country.