Oh, oh. I just read another post of Colorado Blogger and I had some thoughts.
I am married, but I feel (and have always felt) that marriage should not be legally binding. That way, people would stop making such a big deal out of it. Gay people could get married, straight people could get married and people could get married to multiple people. They could also get divorced, and quickly. Without too much azz pain.
Why should selecting a mate have anything to do with your financial and legal status? It’s a weird form of slavery in my opinion. Why does a person have to work to give another person a life? What the hell is alimony? How come a person’s legal status changes due to marriage? If I was Usama bin Ladin, I could marry a U.S. citizen and gain some rights as an American citizen. And as pathetically stupid as that idea is, someone would have been stupid enough to do it.
Marriage shouldn’t have any legal standing; it shouldn’t get you tax breaks … getting rid of it would be a nice step away from legalized slavery.