Comment: Why would being...

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Why would being... atheist mean you could not have a wedding ceremony with a secular social group, in the presence of your friends and family? Would that not mean more than a slip of paper from the state?

I like the idea of government not even applying the label 'marriage' to anything and leaving that to private individuals and groups to define for themselves. I wonder how we could start working towards that -- maybe focusing on one state becoming civil unions-only?