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March 31st, 2006
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Marriage, the Military, mofic and Other Things That Start With the Letter M

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From:eveningblue
Date:March 31st, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I will buy you a milkshake!

Having been through the past year with my dad, and learning about what privileges spouses have that others in a family (no matter how close) do not, I can say that the practicality of advocating gay marriage far outweighs whatever theoretical arguments you may have with the institution of marriage. Fine, live together because you are "against" marriage, but then see what happens when your loved one becomes incapacitated and you have no right to make decisions involving their care because he/she was not your legal spouse.

That's my two cents.
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From:mofic
Date:March 31st, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I think for some people the privileges that come with marriage are either

- not worth the responsibilities that go with it
- not worth engaging in a form of relationship they object to.

OTOH, as you allude to, some people remain outside of marriage because they don't really understand what's tied to it legally.

Thank you for the milkshake!

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