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    • Charlie
    • 06.07.11 | 13:38 (IDT)

    If you want to have rules about who can enter your house, that is up to you. If you want to keep out unmarried couples, mixed-race couples, Jewish couples who were married in a civil ceremony or in a Reformed synagogue, then that's up to you. But you DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to deny basic civil rights to people, no matter what you think the basis is. Married couples have certain rights - the right to adopt children, the right to inherit without a will, the right to sign contracts for each other, the right to immigrate to a new country. You want to take all that away, and for what?

    from the article: Israel must grant all citizens the right to civil marriage
    First published 03:18 06.07.11 | Last updated 03:18 06.07.11
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