Or perhaps two aspects of the same thing...
Why can't one marriage be recognized by the Church and state but in different ways.
Is marriage a legal pact or mystery?Are the two mutually exclusive?
IMO - yes. Or there are two kinds of marriages that can (but don't have to) exist simultaneously. Both with separate features.
It can. But it doesn't have to. And these are two different meanings, not two ways to one meaning.
That's what I do not agree with.
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