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    Is marriage a right?

    Simple question. Do you consider marriage to be a right? I want you to actually think about this question. Ask yourself how you would react if the government anulled your marriage. (if you are married) If you're not married how would you feel about never being able to be married?

    Now I realize that some of you wish that the government would just get out of the marriage business. But honestly that is just wishful thinking. I'm sure you know that. So consider this...Since the government is in the marriage business do you consider it a right?

    Yes I know that there is nothing in the Constitution about marriages. But we also have a right to breath air freely or take a piss and those are not in the Constitution either. So obviously there are some things that is still considered a right even though it's not in the Constitution.

    Me, I would be pissed as hell if the government anulled my marriage. I DO consider it a right. A right that is just as strong as those listed in the Constitution.
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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    as an act between two people, yes

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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    The government does not convey any special tax or administrative benefits on you for pissing or breathing air because those things are natural and necessary human functions. The government conveys special tax and administrative benefits on married couples because it wants to encourage social contracts that it deems beneficial to society. If the government wants to place limitations on the types of contracts that will receive those special benefits, it is free to do so, provided that those limitations comply with the Constitution.
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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Simple question. Do you consider marriage to be a right? I want you to actually think about this question. Ask yourself how you would react if the government anulled your marriage. (if you are married) If you're not married how would you feel about never being able to be married?

    Now I realize that some of you wish that the government would just get out of the marriage business. But honestly that is just wishful thinking. I'm sure you know that. So consider this...Since the government is in the marriage business do you consider it a right?

    Yes I know that there is nothing in the Constitution about marriages. But we also have a right to breath air freely or take a piss and those are not in the Constitution either. So obviously there are some things that is still considered a right even though it's not in the Constitution.

    Me, I would be pissed as hell if the government anulled my marriage. I DO consider it a right. A right that is just as strong as those listed in the Constitution.
    I'm one of the people who wishes that the government would get out of the marriage business, but like you I recognize that that's most likely never going to happen. As it stands, yes, I believe marriage is a right.
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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    I see marriage as nothing more than a contract between two or more people. I believe that people have the right to come voluntarily together and form contracts and when you violate that right, you violate liberty.

    I think that many of 1138 federal benefits that you get for marriage are privileges.

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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntary View Post
    I see marriage as nothing more than a contract between two or more people. I believe that people have the right to come voluntarily together and form contracts and when you violate that right, you violate liberty.

    I think that many of 1138 federal benefits that you get for marriage are privileges.
    I can definately agree with that.
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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    i said no.

    marriage is a choice. you should have the right to make that choice.

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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    i said no.

    marriage is a choice. you should have the right to make that choice.

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    Anyone can make a choice about anything. So yes making a choice is a right.

    So are you suggesting that rights are only rights if said "right" isn't a choice?
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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    Well the religious aspect yes.
    The legal aspect? probably not.

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    Re: Is marriage a right?

    If you don't believe in God, then I guess you have no God given rights, in your own mind. So therefore you are subject to the state for yours. We who believe in God are not. I pity you atheists, yall are just **** our of luck I guess.
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