Question about marriage for the non-religious

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  1. SpidermanTuba
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    Why do you do it?
     
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    same reasons everyone gets married
     
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    Which are what? To make it more expensive to break up?


    If two people are in a committed relationship and trust each other enough to get married in the first place, why do they need to get married?
     
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    Benefits

    federal and state benefits to be precise
     
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    State licensed marriages are a big cash flow racket for bureaucrats and the judicial-industrial complex.

    It's what happens virtually every time you make the state a partner in any venture.
     
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    Benefits to marriage are several.......

    Taxes, property sharing, visitation rights in hospitals, etc.

    But know what I think marriage should be like? An enlistment contract like what the military has. You sign up for x amount of years, and at the end of the contract? Either re-up or go your separate ways.

    It would only get expensive if you decide to divorce before the expiration date.

    Yeah.........I could go for a marriage institution like that. I mean........nothing man made is ever forever, right?

    Lawyers wouldn't like it though...........it would cut into their bottom line.
     
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    Since when has matrimony been solely a religious thing? Where does it state that marriage is only for those who hold religious beliefs? Marriage need have nothing to do with religion. It is a public legal act, not merely a private romantic declaration or religious rite. It is a contract between two people. Break the contract, you pay.
     
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    Well it was a religious thing before it was a gov't sponsored thing...
     
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    I don't do it anymore..lol. But I do feel for many that it is a religious ceremony and a state license should not be required.
     
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    I figured since the g/f was already 8 months pregnant we should make it official. :D
    We were married by a judge friend of mine and he did read the standard script, but we fashioned it around a pagan handfasting ceremony. BTW the judge is now serving jail time on federal charges LOL. Wife sez it's all null and void. ;)
     

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