Why have gay marriage and what benefit does it confer on society? What use does a gay marriage have?
I also enjoyed having a few of my fellow forumosans have the audacity to call me a bigot without having ever met me or knowing me personally.
Wipt: I never said it bothered me. Please do not misquote or put words in my mouth. I said I think it’s a farce. If two gay people want to get married then let them. I didn’t say it should be illegal nor legal as that is not for me to decide. I expressed my opinion of it. Labeling me and assuming that I have opinions that I don’t have is intellectually dishonest and slander. Please find some real demons, because none reside under this handle.
Mod lang: See above comments about putting words in my mouth and misquoting. I gave one example. What about the very real problems of marriage. Marriage is not a game but a sacred convenant between two people. What are you going to do when your spouse is sick, runs you into debt, cheats on you, leaves you, or commits polygamy? The legal framework exists to make an arrangement similiar to marriage. More gov’ts and businesses are recognising the needs and providing the benefits for those who have long term partners. Why do we need to go on and on about gay marriage? You can have your ceremony, split everything 50/50, buy property and investments together and make them the sole beneficiary when you die in such a way that no estate taxes are taken out. The only things you do not get are their social security and benefits with the majority of businesses and gov’ts. Why do we need to craft new legislation in every state(marriage falls under state laws in the US) when the legal framework is already there for sharing of property and investments? I also enjoyed the play on my name and how you dwelled on one issue out of the total post. Very mature you’re a regular at tealit.
Poagao: What’s not there to support gay union in the US and to work out the problems involved with it? We have marriage counselors, the ability for property and investments to be held by two people concurrently with the survivor getting the full investment in case of their partner’s death. What support are we missing exactly? I do not see or understand how I have my causes and effects mixed up.
The registered user who gave me a -3 rating. Listen have the balls to put your name to your ratings. Standing behind anonymity makes you no better than the “guests” at tealit.com who flame away, but have nothing useful to post under a recognisable handle.
Gay marriage is a farce because the whole legal framework is already there. You can even have a ceremony, because no one(including me) is stopping you or going to stop you. In all the issues facing the US, gay marriage has got to be on the low of the lows. To have some bullshit article even equate being black with being gay is total nonsense. I have no problem with gay people. I just dislike having this whole gay marriage nonsense thrown around without a sensible reason for it.
I believe there are sensible gay couples who could benefit from marriage, but we are dealing with a very small percentage of the population(1-5%) and legislation having to be crafted in all the states. I don’t see the use of it though with the already existing legal framework that I have mention being in existence. There is no majority suppressing their rights to have shared access to property and investment, just missing some measly benefits from majority of businesses and gov’ts(US, state, and local). there is no one saying they can’t have a life partner. So where is the problem and why is it such a pressing concern?