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I have never received any tax break for getting married or being married. Sad but true for me.
The only real problem I have with being unmarried is that being a 33 year old man and referring to the mother of your children as your "girlfriend" really bugs the crap out of me. "Life Partner" is too pretentious, but girlfriend just seems too middle-school for a man nearing middle-age.
....I think it's important to keep love alive. That is the problem with marriage. Love withers away...
Gay marriage protects inheritance if one of them dies. There have been horror stories, even a movie, where family have taken everything and ordered the partner out of the shared home. I think this is possibly the reason civil partnerships are virtually non-existent in the UK now and there is talk of abolishing them.
originally posted by: Willingly
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
So, effectively you are anti-marriage, not heterosexual marriage.
Marriage should never be taken lightly, whether straight, gay or whatever preference Tracey Emin claims to be?
Actually, I seem to be anti-multi-times-getting-married. Marriage-devorce-marriage-devorce-marriage-devorce-marriage...etc., that's what I think is not too much what the point of marriage is all about.
Anyways, my point is that some people seem to think that Marriage will "cement" the relationship into something more profound or serious. Unfortunately, like every relationship, it's only as serious as it's least dedicated member.