Marriage Rights

I'm looking around the world today and seeing people complaining and arguing about what Gay people have done to marriage. What have they done really? Created more divorce? Umm No, they can't get married to start with. Created adultery? Ummm No, again they can't get married. How do gay people really destroy marriage? They can't. There's nothing that I do in my home that harms your marriage. There's nothing you do in your home that harms mine.


I have a solution. Let's remove all the rights that the government has given to married couples. Yes that's right. No tax breaks, no inheritance no nothing. Let's put marriage back into the communities hands. Let the Christians marry the Christians, the Jews marry the Jews and the Pagans marry the Pagans. No one has to be rioting or picketing or causing a ruckus.

You didn't know that the government gave rights? Well here's a few from Religious Tolerance:

On the order of 1,400 legal rights are conferred upon married couples in the U.S. Typically these are composed of about 400 state benefits and over 1,000 federal benefits.

Among them are the rights to:
joint parenting;
joint adoption;
joint foster care, custody, and visitation (including non-biological parents);
status as next-of-kin for hospital visits and medical decisions where one partner is too ill to be competent;
joint insurance policies for home, auto and health;
dissolution and divorce protections such as community property and child support;
immigration and residency for partners from other countries;
inheritance automatically in the absence of a will;
joint leases with automatic renewal rights in the event one partner dies or leaves the house or apartment;
inheritance of jointly-owned real and personal property through the right of survivorship (which avoids the time and expense and taxes in probate);
benefits such as annuities, pension plans, Social Security, and Medicare;
spousal exemptions to property tax increases upon the death of one partner who is a co-owner of the home;
veterans' discounts on medical care, education, and home loans; joint filing of tax returns;
joint filing of customs claims when traveling;
wrongful death benefits for a surviving partner and children;
bereavement or sick leave to care for a partner or child;
decision-making power with respect to whether a deceased partner will be cremated or not and where to bury him or her;
crime victims' recovery benefits;
loss of consortium tort benefits;
domestic violence protection orders;
judicial protections and evidentiary immunity;
and more....

So.... What do you think... BAN Governmental Marriage and guess what else... No marriages mean NO Divorce!

Blessed Be



Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

I'm all for consenting adults being allowed to wed. Quite frankly a lot of those marriage rights are good things to have in an emergency. But on the other side, if you don't want to get married, then don't.

I love your point tho about how your marriage doesn't affect mine and my marriage doesn't affect yours. Great point! :D

Sosanna said...

Agree 100% If we're going to have legal marriages that are governed by special privileges and rights then they should be made available to all of our citizens.

Thanks so much for your comment... :)