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What Do They Hope To Gain By Getting Married?


Bing.alau
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Is there any monetary gain when homosexuals obtain the right to get married? Or is there some other gains that I know nothing about? In other words why do they want it so badly? Surely they should be content with things as they are now?

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fourm member

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Aitchbee

What words was I putting in whose mouth?

I was pointing out what saying homosexuals should be content is asking them to be content about.

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morddwyd

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I am not particularly bothered either way, but I wish these minority interests would just get on with their lives and stop insisting that the rest of us get involved and give opinions.

One would almost think they are seeking justification.

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fourm member

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morddwyd

'just get on with their lives and stop insisting that the rest of us get involved and give opinions.'

Once parliament has provided for equality between everyone then people will be able to get on with their lives.

I'm not sure that many gay people are taking voxpops in the street to see what people think.

I suspect most of them would be pleased if the 'rest' left them alone and allowed them to live their lives undisturbed.

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Woolwell

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What do they hope to gain? - They want to say that they are married rather than being in a partnership.

However civil partnerships are still not open to heterosexuals who live together.

I'm far from sure that there are enough legal measures in place to protect those who refuse to conduct same sex marriages. There should be enough places and people to carry out those marriages without causing difficulties for those who are against.

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Woolwell

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fourm member - the problem is that it is perceived that the 'rest' are not allowed to leave their lives undisturbed and rather feel that there is positive discrimination.

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Algerian peter

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"Is there any monetary gain when homosexuals obtain the right to get married?"

Is it not only for ladies also, lesbians?

and what if if a Mr smith marry's a mr jones. When they are married will they both be mr jones or mr smith or will they still be mr smith and mr jones?

If 2 men or 2 women wish to marry each other then I can see no difference from a civil ceromony in which they now take part.

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SillBill

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There are a number of LEGAL benefits which Marriage confers, unlike a civil partnership which doesn't.

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john bunyan

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From Oxford Dictionary:

"Definition of marriage

noun

1the formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife:"

I also do not mind who does what, with which, or to whom, but to change the meaning of a word is rare, to say the least. Why not invent a new word for the union of two persons of the same sex, rather than hijacking a word that has another meaning? I would be interested to know, in these days of referenda, what the result of one on this issue would be? I wonder how much consultation there has been between MP's and their constituents? Usually MP's vote as they think, but on issues like this, I think there should be consultation.

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Woolwell

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SillBill - There are very little legal differences between a civil partnership and a marriage see findlaw.

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Woolwell

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Algerian Peter - It doesn't matter what they call each other. I know a number of married men and women where the woman has retained her maiden name and is referred to as Miss or more likely Ms. However will one change their name in a gay marriage?

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