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  •  I don't support marriage I support equality (2+ / 0-)
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    ThaMothership, AaronInSanDiego

    My girlfriend of nine years and I have no intention of getting married.   The cost for the wedding can also be used for more fruitful purposes.  Also, the idea of a virginal woman (symbolized by the white dress) being handed over by her father (i.e. giving her away) to her husband, effectively as property, is just absolutely nauseating to us.  I know that this will offend those who are tradition minded, but so be it.  Thankfully we have family that are quite accepting of our decision.

    Younger people, especially non-religious ones, are reconsidering marriage.  Many are coming to the conclusion that marriage is largely a traditional and religious institution, and it should be no longer required.  

    I would like to see the government get out of marriage.  Benefits for marriage discriminate against single people.  Furthermore, I don't see a way to include polyamorous relationships within the framework of marriage without enormous abuse (e.g. the Koch brothers "marrying" 2 million singles solely for tax benefits).

    "The Republican Party is at a crossroads. It must decide whether it wants to be the party of Lincoln or the party of apartheid." -Ted Kennedy The teabaggers have chosen to be the party of racism and apartheid.

    by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:40:26 PM PST

    •  Fair enough. Can't speak for anyone else, but I'm (2+ / 0-)

      definitely not offended by your statements.  

      First off, I know I'm very progressive in some ways, and very antiquated in others.  To each their own.  

      Also, I think you're right about a lot of it the history and pageantry of the wedding, but that is separate from my feelings on the marriage itself.  

      Everyone wants to be right. Very few want to be accurate.

      by ThaMothership on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:01:36 PM PST

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