View Poll Results: should civil marriage be aboloshed in favor of holy matrimony only?

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  • Yes, because it will stop gay marriage

    0 0%
  • Yes, because everybody in the US should be part of a religion

    0 0%
  • Yes, because most people in the US do not want there to be gay marriage

    0 0%
  • Yes, because there should never have been civil marriage in the first place

    6 17.14%
  • No, because gays can also get married in some churches

    8 22.86%
  • No, because people should be free to also have no religion and be able to marry

    26 74.29%
  • No, because most people support gay marriage

    9 25.71%
  • No, because it is right that there is something like civil marriage

    11 31.43%
  • I don't care, I am already married and I do not plan to re-marry

    0 0%
  • I am unmarried and will never marry, I hate being shackled to some man/woman

    0 0%
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Thread: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    No, it should not. Everybody has the right to marry, including non-religious people.
    I'm not saying people don't have a right to marry, I'm saying government shouldn't sanction marriage nor profit from it.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    No, it should not. Everybody has the right to marry, including non-religious people.
    "Marriage" existed before governments and can exist without it.
    "Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free."

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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    "Marriage" existed before governments and can exist without it.
    It can exist without it, but it would cause legal troubles for many people, cost people more, and be less efficient at protecting people in these relationships, as well as cause some issues with placing responsibilities for things that marriage puts those responsibilities on spouses about.
    "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.

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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It can exist without it, but it would cause legal troubles for many people, cost people more, and be less efficient at protecting people in these relationships, as well as cause some issues with placing responsibilities for things that marriage puts those responsibilities on spouses about.
    I dont really care. Maybe if people had to take more effort in legitimizing their relationships with the law, paying for what they need instead of feeling entitled to them, they might think twice before 'marrying.'

    But I dont expect it to change and am not losing any sleep over it.
    "Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free."

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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWatcher View Post
    The marriage of two people blessed by a religious organization. The specifics vary depending on the religious organization involved.




    Some organizations bless only one man and one woman - for them that is "holy matrimony".

    Other organizations bless one man & one woman, one man & one man, one woman & one woman - for them that is "holy matrimony".

    Other organizations bless one man and multiple women - for them that is "holy matrimony".




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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I was married in a country club by the mayor of the town. Does that mean I'm not really married?
    It means that if you both dont maintain your golf handicaps, they'll annul your marriage.
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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    It means that if you both dont maintain your golf handicaps, they'll annul your marriage.
    I missed you, girlfriend.
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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I missed you, girlfriend.
    Ha, I bet I'm not the only one that would love to see horses turned out on every golf course!
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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Ha, I bet I'm not the only one that would love to see horses turned out on every golf course!
    Definitely not.
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    Re: Republican Steve King wants an abolish civil marriage in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Alimony may be outdated today *in some cases* but in the past it protected families....because it was usually the man that cheated on the woman and back then, women often didnt have careers. So they dumped the families and the families had no means of support. Of course there were exceptions but in general, it's true. Even if she cheated, they still took the kids into account and the need for support for a mortgage or rent. And if she went out to find work, then childcare.
    Very true. Back then. Although things haven't corrected completely, they are much better than back then.
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