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Getting Back to a ‘Real’ Right to Marry

After the Supreme Court’s ruling in 2015, many Christians lost hope that God’s design for marriage would ever be restored. And it won’t be for a long time if we continue to argue that the right to marry and the definition of marriage comes from a government statute.

However, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that a man and woman have a right, under the common law, to marry; it was a right not “conferred” by the government but pre-existed government.

To restore marriage, states must get out of the business of “creating” marriage by statute and allow a man and woman to exercise their God-given right to marry and file a public notice evidencing, not creating, their marriage. This has the potential to take marriage back out of the government’s hands.

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