Originally Posted by Joe4d
and hence my point. Gods view, or whether you think it is good or bad isnt relevant. I can't speak for God, I do know it isnt my place to judge others for actions that don't affect me.
I think gays should have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us. WHy should they get off so easy ?
I sure agree with that! If I were in a gay relationship I'd be glad there was no pressure to marry.
Sure, marriage can be great, until it isn't.
Now, if gay people or any unmarried couple wants to split up, they just do. They agree what each will take etc., sometimes they can even remain friends. Enter the divorce lawyers & pretty soon they are fighting over the value of barn cats.
If Government gives you permission to marry then you have to ask their permission to unmarry (is that a word?)
There are contracts to cover single couples in every aspect of life or you can make your own. No big tax advantage to being married that I see. Even heath insurance for married people is considered a family/group policy & can be more costly than 2 single plans. Also you get to be responsible for half of all debt.
His/her bad name can become yours.
Divorce lawyers are the only ones that will benefit in the long run. Meetings, court dates, back & forth bantering all costs money & breeds resentment.
I personally don't think any marriage is smart though I would consider marrying some rich guy who just entered hospice care if I didn't already have a contract making me his heir.
I don't oppose gay marriage any more than I oppose all marriage.