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    Bishops vow to 'boycott' weddings over gay marriage

    IRELAND's Catholic prelates are leading the charge against gay marriage, warning that they will not perform the civil aspects of weddings if marriage is extended to gay couples.

    In their 10-page submission, the Catholic bishops say any change to the definition of marriage would mean the church could no longer co-operate with the civil aspect of marriage.

    "Any change to the definition of marriage would create great difficulties and in the light of this if there were two totally different definitions of marriage the church could no longer carry out the civil element," said former Bishop Christopher Jones in the submission.
    Full story: Independent.ie - Bishops vow to 'boycott' weddings over gay marriagel


    1) The bishops should be very curtly told to mind there own business and stay out of civil state affairs

    2) The will damage themselves & the church if they do this!!

    3) It will affect the thousands of weddings that take place in the church (because any weddings preformed after this ban goes into place will therefore be null and void as far as the state goes until the civil aspect of marriage are completed)
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    How very Christian of them.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Do you have to pay them to get married in a church?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USER1234 View Post
    Full story: Independent.ie - Bishops vow to 'boycott' weddings over gay marriagel


    1) The bishops should be very curtly told to mind there own business and stay out of civil state affairs

    2) The will damage themselves & the church if they do this!!

    3) It will affect the thousands of weddings that take place in the church (because any weddings preformed after this ban goes into place will therefore be null and void as far as the state goes until the civil aspect of marriage are completed)
    Great news, Religious clergy should not officiate over the civil aspects of marriage. Just bring in a one size fits all civil partnership contract thats dealt with separately from the religious ceremony .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Do you have to pay them to get married in a church?
    No they mean for a wedding to be legally recognized in Ireland, it must be solemnized by one of the 5,600 people who are on the Register of Solemnizers, however around 4,300 of these are Catholic priests who would refuse to do so, so under Irish law no marriage would have taken place!!!

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    There already are different definitions of marriage. That's why divorced people can get civill but not religious marriages in some cases for example.
    Repeal the 27th.

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    "If you don't do what we want we'll reduce the value of our product in retaliation!" isn't a winning argument boys.
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USER1234 View Post
    Full story: Independent.ie - Bishops vow to 'boycott' weddings over gay marriagel


    1) The bishops should be very curtly told to mind there own business and stay out of civil state affairs

    2) The will damage themselves & the church if they do this!!

    3) It will affect the thousands of weddings that take place in the church (because any weddings preformed after this ban goes into place will therefore be null and void as far as the state goes until the civil aspect of marriage are completed)
    Presumably the civil aspects will be dealt with by some other method, a peace commissioner or someone. I don't see any major issue here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmaticapproach View Post
    Great news, Religious clergy should not officiate over the civil aspects of marriage. Just bring in a one size fits all civil partnership contract thats dealt with seperately from the religious ceremony .
    No because marriage will always be seen as the superior institution and civil partnership less than it!!!

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