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I don't think we should get rid of the legal element because there are simply far too many important advantages. I simply think that anybody who wants to get married should.
Or that we base the benefits off of domiciles, ie: if you're living together you're seen as one unit.
Both my girlfriend and I work. We both file individually for taxes.
My sister and her husband both work. They file jointly for taxes. Thus, they pay less in taxes, just because they're married.
That makes no sense whatsoever. In other words, my girlfriend's extra taxes (and mine) are going to subsidize my sister.
Why is the government putting out a tax incentive for people to get married? It's backward. Married people are not more valuable to society than unmarried people.
To me, "forward" would be having the government out of what is really a personal decision.... whether or not to get married.
You have wasted no breath condemning gay marriage, what caused this massive change of heart?
That kind of brings me to another topic, because I happen to believe in open borders anyway.
It serves literally no purpose, except, I suppose, to make life easier for the IRS. Let whoever wants have whatever wedding ceremonies they want to have. Keep the government out of it.
If you want to do away with the heteroexclusivity of marriage, you should. I'm a pretty rabid SSM supporter. If you want to do away with tax breaks for married couples, that's fine. But I promise you that you don't want to suddenly no longer have law governing inheritance and child custody. And we certainly want laws against adults marrying minors, don't we? Are we going full on to polygamy? Then when he wants a second wife and she doesn't, someone has to decide whether or not the third partner is accepted into that marriage. Suppose there is no rule, suppose he says the third partner is in, and she says that the third partner isn't. When she divorces him, does she get half the property or a third? Do they have to sit in a room and argue it until they reach a settlement? What if they never do? Can they not divorce without one? ALL OF THIS REQUIRES LAW TO FIGURE OUT!!
Anything involving joint custody of property or children will have to have laws governing them. There is no way around that.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.