Jan 19, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
Brief Filed to Overturn Public Funding of Same-Sex Marriages
paulflexes saidPeople keep saying "gay bullying" is what's leading gays to suicide.
I think it's shit like this that has the deeper impact.
Notice how these people try to impose their religious dogma into civil society.
alphatrigger saidAnd waaaaay back in the deeps of time and English Common Law, marriage was more of a church function that the state developed an interest in... first by certifying that a marriage was legal and valid (marriage certificates) and then by licensing marriage (marriage licenses).
I'd rather see the tax ramifications of it all be considered as single, single with dependents, couple filing separately, couple filing jointly, or head of household.
NickoftheNorth saidWhy is there public funding for marriages at all?
If we want to encourage child birth and child raising, we can provide public funds through tax credits and public child support.
Trying to encourage this by publicly funding marriages is stupid as a marriage is not a commitment to have children nor does it require its participants to be capable of having children (this includes heterosexual marriages; correct me if I'm wrong, but I think infertility is no longer grounds for annulment).
End all public funding for all marriages.