posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 07:47 PM
Originally posted by JosephJohnson
I will never understand why gays want to get married so badly. Marriage is a practice originated from religion. If you're not part of/in accordance
of the religion, why should you get the same benefits as those who are? This is like demanding to be able to use a golf course in a country club
without you having to become a member or pay any fees, and all for what, equality?
Really, you cannot understand why someone would want legal rights as a spouse? Think about it-- for the same reasons a heterosexual couple would also
become legally married. My husband and I didn't marry for some ridiculous religiously required reason, we married in a simple generic courthouse
"ceremony" because we love each other, and are committed to each other. The benefits of the marriage license were including, but not limited to, so
we could have those marital legal rights with each other, and as a legally married couple. Tax breaks, medical rights, estate rights if it comes to
those, and countless others. Not to please some silly celestial boogieman, or appease society at large, et al. How is this difficult to wrap your mind
around with gay couples seeking those rights?
And gays will indeed pay for entry into the Marriage Club. It's called License Fees. Everyone pays to get into this club, buddy.