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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You and your wife can be married, but there is no reason the government needs to be a party to that.
    And I'm quite happy with the standard marriage contract we put on file at the county courthouse. I feel no need to pay some attorney god knows how much to create a standard document that's fifty pages long to cover everything that common law already covers when it comes to marriage.
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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Have your marriage validated? If you don't want a civil contract with your religious spouse no one will force you to do it. In the end that's all a marriage is, legally - a civil partnership.
    That's the key word. The government has created a situation in which I am forced to use their services. If their services did not exist, I wouldn't require them.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    That's the key word. The government has created a situation in which I am forced to use their services. If their services did not exist, I wouldn't require them.


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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    OK....I:m just sayin,' I'm just sayin,' that I search my memory in vain for a single forum discussion about "getting the government out of marriage" before the same sex marriage debates began........
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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    That's the key word. The government has created a situation in which I am forced to use their services. If their services did not exist, I wouldn't require them.
    You aren't forced to do anything. Hold a wedding in a church. Don't tell the government. Nobody will care.
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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucker View Post
    OK....I:m just sayin,' I'm just sayin,' that I search my memory in vain for a single forum discussion about "getting the government out of marriage" before the same sex marriage debates began........
    Psssst....There isn't any. I've looked. That particular "tune only started hitting the charts" a few months ago.At best I could find was a couple of libertarians stating that the Federal Government shouldn't be involve.Now it's evolved in a whole different tune.A tune in which even State governments shouldn't be evolved.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    That's the key word. The government has created a situation in which I am forced to use their services. If their services did not exist, I wouldn't require them.
    you are not "forced"
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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Actually, you would be wrong. Those bio parents who try to raise children without marriage end up more often than not breaking up before the child is even in school. Some can do it, most can't. If they could, they would probably just get married so they both have more protections when it comes to the child/each other.
    Good point. I'm sure homes of married parents who stay married "for the kids" churn out rocket scientists and emotionally perfect adults.

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    Re: Should we do away with marriage as a legal status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Psssst....There isn't any. I've looked. That particular "tune only started hitting the charts" a few months ago.At best I could find was a couple of libertarians stating that the Federal Government shouldn't be involve.Now it's evolved in a whole different tune.A tune in which even State governments shouldn't be evolved.
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