reply to post by ollncasino
Traditionally, marriage has existed to produce children. Without children, in the future, we will have no society.
I'm probably repeating others, I didn't read the thread - I just want to disagree in part with this quote.
Only sex exists to produce children. And we have more than enough of those. People will still keep popping out babies regardless of what the law
says, and they won't get married to do it.
Marriage is a contract - no more, no less. In the past (and even still, today) people married for money, for land, for peace, sometimes by choice,
sometimes ... not so much.
Most people in western society consider it a contract of love. To have, to hold, in sickness, in health, blah blah blah, you know the speech. Most
of them aren't sitting down figuring out how they may benefit tangibly by being married. Some of them do not benefit and regret it later, I know a
IF I ever married anyone, it would be for no other reason than to have others recognize my partner (male or female, it doesn't matter) as my blood
Therefore, I think anyone should be allowed to get married - as many times as they like - to anyone they want to, regardless of gender, race, or
I really don't understand it at the end of the day. Why does anyone even care if Ken and GI Joe down the street are married or just living together?
Only Ken and Joe do. Maybe if Ken has a million dollars in the bank and Ken's sister wants to get her greedy little hands on it - then she probably
cares. In my mind, married or not married, Joe is more entitled to it since he's the one committed to Ken, sharing a home, sharing the good, the
bad, the ugly.
If a man croaks, and his girlfriend of 20 years doesn't get anything, people say "well you shoulda married him".
I think thats BS. The only reason why gay people want the government to recognize them as a couple is for this reason.
I personally don't think marriage should be required. I think Ken should've written a damned will, then it won't matter at all, to anyone,
I think to sum it up what I'm trying to say is that the law needs to get out of the marriage business altogether. And if they wish to remain
involved, then yes, it absolutely needs to be redefined. And it will need redefining over and over and over, just like most laws.