Another reason my church rocks
Outside-the-box thinking. I really like this idea -- I've never really seen why state marriages and church marriages should be, well, "married" to each other. I think it's appropriate for the church to define marriage however it sees fit. If this doesn't line up with the state's arbitrary requirements for contractual rights and obligations, well, that's for the lawyers to worry about, not the clergy. Personally, I'm a fan of this proposed new approach.