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The hard drive is likely bad as you say, especially if it is the original from 2009.
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You don't seem to understand how things work.
1. It is not just the Church that has a male-female view of marriage; this is found in religions and customs around the world and throughout history.
2. In America, it *is* the government that decides who can and can't be together, not the church. You get license from the state to marry, you cannot marry close family members, etc. If you live too long with someone, the state considers it a common law marriage and you have real divorce proceedings.
3. Churches merely perform ceremonies but the state licenses it. Without that state license, there is no marriage regardless of what church you were in.
4. Now that comes down to your main point: have the government change from being in charge of marriage to only having civil unions and give the word "marriage" over to religion. Many states already have civil unions that function like that already. But that is not enough: people want to be called married when they commit themselves to one another.
>Horner: My colleague Peter Dodson at Penn
Dodson! We have Dodson here!
See? Nobody cares.