posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 07:11 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Yes, they are just other contracts. The major difference being that those non-marriage contracts dont care if a party is hetero/homo/transgendered/one
or a dozen persons or even human.
Call the same agreements "marriage" and suddenly all these artificial rules apply that have no bearing whatsoever on the force of those contracts.
Ideally no contracts would be necessary. The only reason any are is because if you dont use force of law to mandate your property go to someone else
government will come in and just take it. Even if you use force of law government uses greater force to take half of your property thereby preventing
it from going to your loved ones.
No permission needed to live together. Permission needed to marry. Go down to the town hall, fill out some forms, pay a fee and wait for government to
approve like my name is Kunta Kinte. You may have liked that. I find it insulting.
In the end if government werent involved at all none of this would be needed at all by anyone anywhere because people could co-habitate with whoever
they please and leave their property to whoever they please without fear of some external aggressor coming in and deciding whats best for it over your
cold corpse and your weeping partner(s).
edit on 25-6-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)