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View Poll Results: Should marriage hold any legal recognition.
yes..... marriage should hold legal recognition. 7 38.89%
no...... marriage not hold any legal recognition. 9 50.00%
Tom Brady will win another superbowl before he retires 2 11.11%
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Should any marriage gay or strait hold any legal recognition.


I get so sick of all this gay marriage debate as I feel all people in this country should have equal rights period. Why should any marriage be legally recognized? All it does is complicate our tax codes and legal system really. Most people having children these days aren't married anyways so the whole argument of legality regarding children and marriage is pointless.


What's your take on it?
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: London UK & Florida USA
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Should any marriage gay or strait hold any legal recognition.


I get so sick of all this gay marriage debate as I feel all people in this country should have equal rights period. Why should any marriage be legally recognized? All it does is complicate our tax codes and legal system really. Most people having children these days aren't married anyways so the whole argument of legality regarding children and marriage is pointless.


What's your take on it?
So many things that you say here are right.
Marriage is a social contract between two people.
With the present divorce rate, marriage is no longer what it was many years ago. The concept of marriage should change and not be a political footbal but a right of all if that is the contract they want to enter into.
I personally believe in Marriage but not as a religous thing...... It is a commitment made by two people and gives needed security to loving couples as to decissions made about one's spouse.
Marriage should be a legally binding contract for the benefit of the spouses.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Marriage should be a legally binding contract. So that the people in love should get all of the benefits. That would be awarded to a Hetero couple.

I wonder if parties in a Gay marriage will have to basically prove their "gayness". People basically have poor scruples. I could see a lot of false gay men getting married.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Marriage is a three-party contract between two persons of legal capacity and the state, which acknowledges its consent to the contract by issuance of a license. The right to be married is strictly a matter of state law; and each state has the sovereign power to enact laws governing it.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Marriage is a three-party contract between two persons of legal capacity and the state, which acknowledges its consent to the contract by issuance of a license. The right to be married is strictly a matter of state law; and each state has the sovereign power to enact laws governing it.
Cool story bro Now what's your take on it
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Its a legal contract, why would it not have legal reconization?

The correct quiestion might be should it hold any financial, ie tax benefits.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Many in the anti-same-sex marriage crowd say that marriage is primarily for raising children, so if that's true, I think that a married couple who does not produce or adopt children within two years of marriage should have their license revoked.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Its a legal contract, why would it not have legal reconization?

The correct quiestion might be should it hold any financial, ie tax benefits.
well duh
the question was "should marraige hold any legal recognion"

should it be a legal contract or just a social contract is the point of the thread
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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With my health issues, I have to focus around issues surrounding death. If I were to die, I want my future husband to have the final say about my end-of-life care, burial, etc etc. The man I marry would be someone I see eye to eye with - that's not something I can say about my parents. I want the person I love to be in the room with me as I pass. In many states, a same sex partner could be barred from that experience.

There is so much beyond just taxes and childrearing that the legal contract of marriage protects.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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With my health issues, I have to focus around issues surrounding death. If I were to die, I want my future husband to have the final say about my end-of-life care, burial, etc etc. The man I marry would be someone I see eye to eye with - that's not something I can say about my parents. I want the person I love to be in the room with me as I pass. In many states, a same sex partner could be barred from that experience.

There is so much beyond just taxes and childrearing that the legal contract of marriage protects.

Anyone of legal age should be required to write a will And it should be up to an individual to decide who is allowed to to be in a room with them or make medical decisions for them regarding hospital stuff. That's something that should be on you're drivers license/id card like being an organ donor IMO.
See what I did there.......... problem solved
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