yes,-- everybody should be treated equal
No--some people should recieve preferential treatment
Last edited by CriticalThought; 01-31-10 at 11:39 PM.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
Absolutely. In fact, this is one of my gripes with the whole government controlled marriage thing.Let's consider the kind of choices that married people can make for one another. If you are in the hospital your partner usually gets to decide who does and does not get to see you. If one partner is in the hospital on life support then the other partner can decide to pull the plug. Once you are dead, then your partner has first say in where they bury you. If one partner trashes their credit, then both partner's suffer. If one partner falls in love with someone, then there are the costs of divorce. If one partner dies, then the other partner is usually first in line to inherit their estate. If there are kids in the picture from previous relationships/marriage, then even if the other partner is not biologically related to them, he/she can challenge for visitation/custody.
You really think a lot of straight guys are going to trust other straight guys with those kind of decisions?
None of the girls I have ever been intimate with were people I would want making decisions about whether to pull the plug or not. They could never have brought themselves to pull the plug, regardless of my wishes in the matter.
Even if my hypothetical wife were capable of making the decision to pull the plug, that is not the sort of burden I would want to place on her shoulders. I would much rather trust my best friend to make that kind of decision.