Yes, because it will stop gay marriage
Yes, because everybody in the US should be part of a religion
Yes, because most people in the US do not want there to be gay marriage
Yes, because there should never have been civil marriage in the first place
No, because gays can also get married in some churches
No, because people should be free to also have no religion and be able to marry
No, because most people support gay marriage
No, because it is right that there is something like civil marriage
I don't care, I am already married and I do not plan to re-marry
I am unmarried and will never marry, I hate being shackled to some man/woman
Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7
So if her mean ole husband divorced her (because women never initiated divorce) then clearly she deserves some money so the poor little thing wouldn't starve
The concept is outdated and needs to go. Women can be self reliant in 2015 and that should be the expectation, not the exception
100 bucks a week for maid service and 10 bucks an hour for a baby sitter.
That's (100 * 52) + (10 * 2000) = $25,200 per year (assuming you are full employed for the standard 2080 work year but that you don't need a babysitter for 2 weeks of vacation.
Over 25 grand and you haven't paid for any expenses like food, clothing, residence, utilities, etc.
And it has been scaled back a great deal these days to reflect the greater independence and opportunities for women.
Edit: it has also evolved to offer alimony for men. Huh, why is that? IMO, today, for women, it is to supplement child support so that the family home or other secure residence is provided. A family sized home is different than a single person apt or residence financially.