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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Yeah sure, why not. If two straight men or women want to get married just for the tax benefits they should be allowed. A man and a woman can already do this and I don't think it happens too much, so I don't really see it being used much to be honest.
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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The church didn't even get into marriages until 1563 when the council of Trent decreed that marriages should be performed in front of a priest and have at least 2 witnesses. Before then it was a state run thing where possible. Where it wasn't then it was perfectly acceptable for two people to just state that they were married (even if no one was around) in order to be married.

    So the only reason that marriage is considered to be a part of religion is because the church pretty much literally forced themselves into it. And timewise speaking relatively recently.
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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    If they change marriage, then anything is possible. People will able to marry animals and inanimate objects.
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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    So maybe we should all just team up, and marry a good Friend, and get the benefits of being Married. wonder how much that would save a year??
    Frankly I think "marriage" as a term should be stripped from government. That said, if gay marriage or civil unions or allowed then yes...it should simply be marriage being possible by any two individuals regardless of sex or race. That said, as previously posted by another individual, I don't think its extremely likely that its going to happen. You'd still need to get a divorce if you found a woman you wanted ot marry which costly on its own opens you up for your "friend" to decide to get one over on you and want more of your stuff in the proceedings. While you get benefits for being married, some of them you may not want your friend having the benefit of. So I imagine it'd be relatively little used outside of actual committed couples.

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    If they change marriage, then anything is possible. People will able to marry animals and inanimate objects.
    Thank you for your stirringly unfounded, completely hysterical action. I bet you would've really hated those damn negros getting married too? Unpure savages! Because what's next...we change marriage and people would be marrying their tractor! GRRR

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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Seems to me over the last few decades, every time a special interest group gets any type of preferential treatment, then somebody else has to give something up. --I say make Laws across the board affect all citizens equally. With no discrimination for anything, be it Race, color, sex ,(or lack of) National origin, Heights, weight eye color or the length of ones Johnson. Treat all people equally under the law, and there will be no futher need for any special interest groups. --then we can use our limited resources to tackle serious problems, that require us to act together as a "United" people, not one made up of many competing sub-groups.
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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    They should be allowed to marry single, willing people of marrigale age and of the opposiote sex, just like everyone else. The argument that they have reduced rights is, of course, absurd.
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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    They should be allowed to marry single, willing people of marrigale age and of the opposiote sex, just like everyone else. The argument that they have reduced rights is, of course, absurd.
    So you agree with gender discrimination.....

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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    I don't see why the government sponsors marriage anyways. If it is indeed a religious institution then the government should have no part in it. If it isn't a religious institution then anyone who wants the legal benefits of marriage should be able to do it without discrimination. Marriage benefits, whether gay or not, are discriminatory to single people.
    I mostly agree, but what is wrong with a legally recognized union that comes with financial arrangements like default inheritance? (I'm not talking about things like special tax breaks, only special rights afforded the partners when it comes to decisions regarding and benefits from each other.)

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    Re: Should Same Sex People be allowed to Marry

    What discrimination? Both genders are allowed to marry their opposites, thus no discrimination exists in this case.

    For the record though, I accept a few legal distinctions, which in general reflect nature, such as men in combat, and women being barred from jobs that incur a large increase in the likelihood of birth defects. (The same for men, if they are more susceptible to similar effect from workplace hazards.)
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