It isn't, and should be available to all gay couples
Being gay is wrong, so they can't get married
The sanctity of marriage. No, I wasn't laughing. I was coughing. *cough* ... see?
It will set a bad example for Christian youth
I don't honestly have a good reason, but I still say no
Other (please explain)
A single person loving their parents is very much the same thing when it comes to passing on your social security and covering them with health benefits and tax breaks.
CC only accepts as logic what he agrees with your apparently the same way...I could just as easily say and be right btw that yyou wanting two men to marry is ridiculous and illogical, see how easy it is to throw labels around just because you dont agree with a point of view?....everything I disagree with is going to illogical from now on and no one will present a logical argument because I dont agree...then i can be just like you and CC
Anyway please continue, its interesting the SS thing you brought up though IMO that has nothing to do with gay marriage it seems you problem is with how SS is handled.
It has everything to do with gay marriage...you allow homosexuals to marry and the surviving spouse gets their social security adding even more strain to a system that is broken.
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Their weddings are too fabulous and make our straight weddings pale in comparison.
PURE STUPIDITY 1.) Glenn Beck doesnt lie. 2.) Obama is Jesus like 3.) Sara Palin is so smart & shes a great speaker. 4.) Obama does just about everything perfect. 5.) Fox doesn' t lean right 6.) Pro-Choice is no different than Pro-Slavery 7.) MSNBC doesn't lean left. 8.) What TSA does is no different than sexual assault & child porn.
There is a reason that SS works the way it does for married couples and that is because in many married relationships, it is very common for one person to be making most, if not all, of the money in the relationship while the other person takes care of the domestic responsibilities for the two of them and possibly their children (if there are any). Because of this sharing of responsibilities during the marriage, it is assumed by the government that the money was considered shared by the couple during the marriage and those SS benefits were technically from money that was earned during that time, so therefore it should be shared between the couple later in life.
Trying to apply that to a person living with their parents would be different, since they are not going to be involved in the same sort of relationship. There could be an option for a similar contract like marriage to deal with those rare cases where it might happen, although, in a way it does for certain people who receive SS from their parents' work, while they are considered legally minors and their parents die. Such a contract shouldn't be called marriage though, since it is not involving the same aspects of marriage, including the expectation that the two will stay together for a good portion of their lives, despite who else may come along (which is not a logical expectation of any purely famial relationship, since it is generally accepted that children become independent of their family once they become adults).
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.