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reply to post by kaylaluv
My brain damage gets in the way of me making clear points at times
I think we do want the same things at a basic level. A level playing field for everyone regardless of circumstance.
The problem with same sex unions is that it can be exploited, abused.
2 roommates in college or out in the real world can rent an apartment together, claim to be gay and get all the benefits. There is no way to tell the legitimacy of their gay union. So then it is unfair for straight people who share accomodations. They will not get any benefits. So it is better for straight people to engage in sexual practices that fall outside of normal, tell the world you have sex with your roommate get temporarily married as you finish school or reap the benefits of 'marriage'.
These systems are being set up for abuse.
And that's more unfair than denying an entire demographic to the same rights you have?
Also, what's to stop a gay man and a lesbian marrying to "exploit" the system?
EXACTLY. Why do people want to marry? Religious reasons? Monetary? Status? or just to say they can. Benefits should be awarded to any couple whether or not they have sex with each other.
Two roommates are working together in many ways, they too should have the rights of the married.