CHICAGO  — Marriage has its advantages - but some think the nation’s laws give married couples too much favorable treatment, and the only way to even the playing field is to de-legalize the institution.

A group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups are calling for marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution of benefits more fair for people who aren’t married, including gay couples...

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Do you agree with these advocates that want to outlaw marriage?
CHICAGO — Marriage has its advantages - but some think the nation’s laws give married couples too much favorable treatment, and the only way to even the playing field is to de-legalize the institution.

A group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups are calling for marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution of benefits more fair for people who aren’t married, including gay couples...

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18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/19/03 - 7:47:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
hmmmmm i'm not sure what advantages there would be to outlawing it rather than just taking away any privileges it may bring compared to other couples.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/19/03 - 7:57:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that is stupid. Marriage is something specail. Sorry for their bad luck about all this stuff they can't get because they cant get married. Not to mention I think scholars are so ass backwards they dont know whether they are coming or going.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/19/03 - 8:01:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would make more sense to legalise same-sex marriages.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 10:23:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. but same sex marriages should be legalized.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 10:27:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would understand their point better if it weren't for the ridiculous conclusion they draw. The government should encourage strong family units. It has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with stable homes that contribute to a stable nation. They can't ensure that families work by micromanaging their dinner table conversation, so tax benefits are the best way.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 10:28:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lol, how arse-over-tit is that? Campaign for legalisation of same-sex marriage, not criminalisation of m/f marriage. Jeez!
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 10:30:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
way to go to make gay rights come to the fore again, but instead of getting people to side with them, they are making more enemies or making fools out of themselves. the right doesn't have to do much to make these daft liberals look stupid. they do it themselves.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 10:30:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think the job of president of the USA should go because not everyone can become one
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/4/03 - 11:23:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hell No!!!
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/4/03 - 11:30:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
These advocates are really saying "you shouldn't be able to marry normally bexause I choose not to". Funnier than hell.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/2/03 - 6:27:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
why are some people in power such crack heads?
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 2:32:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a big diffence between outlawing and de-legalizing marrige. I certainly don't think that it should be outlawed, but I do agree it should make no difference to the government if two people decide to get married. I think there is no reason a married couple (straight, gay or otherwise) should get any more tax breaks than any other two people who live together. I also think that people should be able to refuse to answer the single/married questions to commercial companies(ie car insurance companies)
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/22/04 - 9:02:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm with Free101 on this one - I never did understand why the government was so interested in marriage. Most people see it as a religious/emotional thing. But I don't know why two people with a piece of paper get tax breaks, and only certain combinations can get that piece of paper, and single people can't get it at all. Sounds like discrimination to me.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/26/04 - 12:22:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ban same sex marriage, keep true marriage a sacred institution.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/13/04 - 2:28:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with skater. If you want to know about marriage, read the bible.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/13/04 - 2:29:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, i am tired of married people being given so many advantages. 50% of marriages fail anyway so spare society all the hassle.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/13/04 - 2:37:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fine, fine... and each religion can marry whomever it wants to to whomever it feels is right, according to that religion. Where, when, and why did government get involved in this at all? Why do married people get preferential treatment under the law next to, for example, a long time monogamous heterosexual unmarried couple?
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/13/04 - 2:39:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
It sure would save a lot of men from being henpecked.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/28/04 - 2:41:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
catchall, its is just trying to get more money out of you. Its an unfair tax and should be removed. But you know the gov. especially if kerry get in. He will create more taxes. Course I don't believe in gay marrages and they shouldn't get the special treatment that they think they should. They still can't declare it on their taxes. Its not recognized by the Gov.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/16/04 - 9:18:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, skater is right.

Besides, that actually CAN'T ban (regular) marriage, as that would be infringing on people's right to practice their religion.

17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/9/04 - 10:25:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
They can't (and shouldn't) ban marriage, but they can make it a strictly religious exercise.

In the place of marriage, they can institute civil unions for hetero and homo. To get what are currently marriage benifits (tax breaks, the right to survivors benifits for Social Security, being included in spousal health benifits, etc.) a couple would have to get a civil union from a judge. If you want to get married afterwards, go ahead. But it would have no more legal status than babtism does. And the government has NO interest in whether or not you are babtised.

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/6/05 - 9:08:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Gay couples shouldn't be allowed to be married in a church or the like. but otherwise, why not?



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