That's not what's happening here at all despite your need to obtusely redefine it as such.You cannot depend on other people to define you.
No, but the government can restrict them.No one can give you freedom or rights.
That's not what this is about either.Anyone of age can "get married" any time they please.
What homo is digging through your purse to take your money by getting married with the same government recognition that you have? Please tell me exactly what money you are giving up when Adam and Steve get a marriage license from the state? This should be entertaining.What you can take/get from other people is money though. That is what this is about.
Look at it this way, being anal retentive is better than the opposite.
Oh, and the great thing about spell checkers is I can actually use words like colloquial since I don't have to worry about how to spell them.
Just because I got robbed last week I should not mind I am getting robbed again?
The old lay back and enjoy it if you are getting raped addage. I dont buy it.
So now its not about money, Its not about love,sex, or marriage, It is about recognition?
I dont want the government to recognize me. I want them to leave me alone.
So its about forcing people to submit to other peoples ideas?
This is getting positively Koranic.
Only when it is applicable.You really like that word.
I feel restricted when everything I have worked my entire life to earn gets taxed upon my leaving it to my spouse when straight couples don't suffer the same indignity.How exactly do you feel restricted? Ropes? A gag? Gitmo attire? A gang of nuns tackling you as you attempt to vow undying devotion...(nevermind you can do that anywhere)
I wasn't aware of a marriage stimulus fund for anyone? How do married couples get tax payer money?I dont believe married people should get any taxpayer money period.
What married couple dug through your wallet and took your money?Just because I got robbed last week I should not mind I am getting robbed again?
Good, then we are on the same page.The old lay back and enjoy it if you are getting raped addage. I dont buy it.
Nope. It's still all about equal treatment. We covered that already.So now its not about money, Its not about love,sex, or marriage, It is about recognition?
True. That and leaving what my spouse inherits from me alone, too.I dont want the government to recognize me. I want them to leave me alone.
How are you being forced to submit to anything if you aren't the one getting married?So its about forcing people to submit to other peoples ideas?
This is getting positively Koranic.
Learn some of the legal and practical ways that getting married changes your life.
Whether or not you favor marriage as a social institution, there's no denying that it confers many rights, protections, and benefits -- both legal and practical. Some of these vary from state to state, but the list typically includes:
Filing joint income tax returns with the IRS and state taxing authorities.
Creating a "family partnership" under federal tax laws, which allows you to divide business income among family members.
Estate Planning Benefits
Inheriting a share of your spouse's estate.
Receiving an exemption from both estate taxes and gift taxes for all property you give or leave to your spouse.
Creating life estate trusts that are restricted to married couples, including QTIP trusts, QDOT trusts, and marital deduction trusts.
Obtaining priority if a conservator needs to be appointed for your spouse -- that is, someone to make financial and/or medical decisions on your spouseís behalf.
Receiving Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits for spouses.
Receiving veterans' and military benefits for spouses, such as those for education, medical care, or special loans.
Receiving public assistance benefits.
Obtaining insurance benefits through a spouse's employer.
Taking family leave to care for your spouse during an illness.
Receiving wages, workers' compensation, and retirement plan benefits for a deceased spouse.
Taking bereavement leave if your spouse or one of your spouseís close relatives dies.
Visiting your spouse in a hospital intensive care unit or during restricted visiting hours in other parts of a medical facility.
Making medical decisions for your spouse if he or she becomes incapacitated and unable to express wishes for treatment.
Consenting to after-death examinations and procedures.
Making burial or other final arrangements.
Filing for stepparent or joint adoption.
Applying for joint foster care rights.
Receiving equitable division of property if you divorce.
Receiving spousal or child support, child custody, and visitation if you divorce.
Living in neighborhoods zoned for "families only."
Automatically renewing leases signed by your spouse.
Receiving family rates for health, homeowners', auto, and other types of insurance.
Receiving tuition discounts and permission to use school facilities.
Other consumer discounts and incentives offered only to married couples or families.
Other Legal Benefits and Protections
Suing a third person for wrongful death of your spouse and loss of consortium (loss of intimacy).
Suing a third person for offenses that interfere with the success of your marriage, such as alienation of affection and criminal conversation (these laws are available in only a few states).
Claiming the marital communications privilege, which means a court canít force you to disclose the contents of confidential communications between you and your spouse during your marriage.
Receiving crime victims' recovery benefits if your spouse is the victim of a crime.
Obtaining immigration and residency benefits for noncitizen spouse.
Visiting rights in jails and other places where visitors are restricted to immediate family.
Ok wheres the trap?
It IS about money!