MARRIAGE or FREE WITH YOU AT MY SIDE ??

  • twostroke

    Posts: 184

    Apr 05, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    There´s a lot of effort to gain equal status and rights for homosexual couples and a many countries have introduced new legislation, a few even introduced marriage for the gay.

    BUT is marriage, as we know it, up to date to deal with today´s reality of relations for BOTH homo or heterosexual partnerships ??

    How do you feel about MARRIAGE vs FOREVER FREE WITH YOU AT MY SIDE ??
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 06, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    I don't see a difference
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 06, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    I agree with iTommy. What is the difference?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 06, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidI agree with iTommy. What is the difference?


    1,037 tax breaks in the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2008 1:43 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    1,037 tax breaks in the Internal Revenue Code.


    Guess I wasn't thinking about the financial aspect of it... Shame on me?
    But leaving that part aside, is there a difference? I'm not saying I favor one versus the other... both sound great. I seriously want to know others' opinions on this.

    I actually got into a really good (if not heated) discussion with someone about this point (i.e., whether marriage as it exists today doesn't apply to us as gay men, and whether there is or should be a different model for us.) Interesting to hear other's views on this... so please speak up!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    I definitely see a difference! If i just live with a partner at my side without us being seen as married takes away the benefits (and joy), of filing taxes together, of having my partner under the company insurance protection policy, with my partner listed as family (or vice versa). Takes away the benefit or legally being able to share rights and property and everything else. Its not just wealth or written on paper, its a sense of an "us" when my (future) partner and I would get to share such privileges.