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Excellent article, just a couple of thoughts...
Regarding #2: How sacred can marriage be considered when a person such as Tex Watson, serving a life sentence for his major role in the Manson murders, has been able to marry twice and father numerous children behind bars?
To expand on #5: over 1,000 extremely important Federal Benefits are included with marriage (on the secular side). These include tax-free property title transfers at death, hospitalization visitation and decision ability, Social Security spousal benefits, insurance inclusion as well as countless other major tax incentives. Any religious involvement in marriage is purely ceremonial