Why do gay people want to get married?

Why do gay people want to get married?

Marriage is a religious ceremony and pretty much all religions reject and even say to kill homosexuals, why would they want to be part of something that hates them and wants them to die? It'-s like joining a I hate -insert your name here- club where everyone hates you specifically, why would you want to join that?

Guest

Marriage accepts everyone of any race, religion, nationality ect. except gays. It's prejudice and wrong. And marriage is about the bonding of two people, not religion. Why would atheists get married if it was about religion.And the person above me's a homophobe.

JimmyLee

Marriage should be available to any two people who love each other. Religion plays little to no part as to why people (not just gay people) want to marry. Also I heard the benefits are great.Personally, I don't know if I'll ever marry, but I will defend the right of those who do want to marry and deserve the privilege to.

Rslnd

That's a generalisation. I don't want to get married even if it was legal. Thanksverymuch.

FairyTa

Well let me tell you why! Whether or not you favor marriage as a social institution, there's no denying that it confers many rights, protections, and benefits -- both legal and practical. Some of these vary from state to state, but the list typically includes:Tax Benefits•Filing joint income tax returns with the IRS and state taxing authorities.•Creating a "family partnership" under federal tax laws, which allows you to divide business income among family members.Estate Planning Benefits•Inheriting a share of your spouse's estate.•Receiving an exemption from both estate taxes and gift taxes for all property you give or leave to your spouse.•Creating life estate trusts that are restricted to married couples, including QTIP trusts, QDOT trusts, and marital deduction trusts.•Obtaining priority if a conservator needs to be appointed for your spouse -- that is, someone to make financial and/or medical decisions on your spouse's behalf.Government Benefits•Receiving Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits for spouses.•Receiving veterans' and military benefits for spouses, such as those for education, medical care, or special loans.•Receiving public assistance benefits.Employment Benefits•Obtaining insurance benefits through a spouse's employer.•Taking family leave to care for your spouse during an illness.•Receiving wages, workers' compensation, and retirement plan benefits for a deceased spouse.•Taking bereavement leave if your spouse or one of your spouse's close relatives dies.Medical Benefits•Visiting your spouse in a hospital intensive care unit or during restricted visiting hours in other parts of a medical facility.•Making medical decisions for your spouse if he or she becomes incapacitated and unable to express wishes for treatment.Death Benefits•Consenting to after-death examinations and procedures.•Making burial or other final arrangements.Family Benefits•Filing for stepparent or joint adoption.•Applying for joint foster care rights.•Receiving equitable division of property if you divorce.•Receiving spousal or child support, child custody, and visitation if you divorce.Housing Benefits•Living in neighborhoods zoned for "families only."•Automatically renewing leases signed by your spouse.Consumer Benefits•Receiving family rates for health, homeowners', auto, and other types of insurance.•Receiving tuition discounts and permission to use school facilities.•Other consumer discounts and incentives offered only to married couples or families.Other Legal Benefits and Protections•Suing a third person for wrongful death of your spouse and loss of consortium (loss of intimacy).•Suing a third person for offenses that interfere with the success of your marriage, such as alienation of affection and criminal conversation (these laws are available in only a few states).•Claiming the marital communications privilege, which means a court can't force you to disclose the contents of confidential communications between you and your spouse during your marriage.•Receiving crime victims' recovery benefits if your spouse is the victim of a crime.•Obtaining immigration and residency benefits for noncitizen spouse.•Visiting rights in jails and other places where visitors are restricted to immediate family.Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic PartnershipsIf you are in a same-sex marriage in one of the states where same-sex marriage is allowed (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and D.C.), or if you are in a domestic partnership or civil union in any of the states that offer those relationship options, none of the benefits of marriage under federal law will apply to you, because the federal government does not recognize these same-sex relationships. For example, you may not file joint federal income tax returns with your partner, even if your state allows you to file taxes jointly. And other federal benefits, such as Social Security death benefits and COBRA continuation insurance coverage, may not apply.You see its not that Gay people want to complain. They work and pay their taxes just like straight people. They should be given the same rights.

French

Actually the issue is being driven by divorce lawyers. They want to expand their possible client pool.

Tessa

Why do straight people want to get married?yet want a way to show how much the truly love their other half,and you know half the straight couples don't have a religion or are athiests.

Bobby

If marriage is a religious ceremony, why is a legal contract signed?

Mr

They dont really. They just want attention, as usual.

Jessie

Commandment #9 says Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.Marriage has existed for approximately 4200 years. The Church stuck its nose into the game in the 1500s. Let's see now: 4200-500 equals 3700 years of non-religious marriages. In fact even today Marriage is purely Civil. If you don't sign those papers during the Church ceremony, surprise, surprise! You aren't married. Marriage was created in order to secure the inheritance of property. For thousands of years, only the Aristocracy bothered with it.Now that I've proven that your claim that mariage is religious is a lie, what else can I knock down?Actually, nothing else, because since you built all your supositons on the foundation of that lie, they've all tumbeld down around your head and ears.Go study logic and history before you come back in and embarrass yourself any more, would you please?Hey, Larry? Whatever drugs you're on have taken you to LA LA Land. Hope the Hangover's not too bad when you come down.

Gus

People said THAT exact same thing when they were against interracial marriage.

Guest

marriage is sanctioned by each state... there are social, financial, and personal reasons for marriage that far an away exceed religion...gay people want to get married for the same reasons straight people do...

EMOtionally

marriage may, or may not be "a religious ceremony" :but it is always a legal contract, guaranteeing many rights & responsibilities !

Aras

Not everyone thinks religion hates gays, they think the followers of religion do. I know many gays that are more religious than other straight people. Personally I don't want to get married but that's just me.

Silas

Marriage is hardly a religious ANYTHING anymore. In a population of divorcees, adulterors, etc, I would rather see people happily married for a long-term relationship with the same sex than others in a bad marriage with the opposite sex that's bound to crash and burn.Not to mention there are many benefits (taxes, medical, insurance, etc) that only marriage can offer. Not allowing people to marry violates their constitutional rights of due process, plus the church can keep its nose out of government like it's supposed to for a change.Think about it.

XOXOX

Why do non-religious people want to get married....?Marriage is a legal ceremony, it gives you legal rights, and entitles you to benefits from the state, protection, the right to mourning time, time off to care for a loved one etc.It's more than just a religious ceremony.

Colonel

I just want legal marriage, not a religious marriage, there is such a thing as an Athiest marriage...

Mrnoitall

If marriage is a religious ceremony, then why do atheists get married?Some people get married by a judge or a mayor, hardly a religious tone to that.Gay people want to get married for the sames reasons that other folks do, they have found someone that they love and want to spend the rest of their lives with, may I ask why it should matter to anyone but them?

techopopgal

Technically speaking, religion is not longer a "religious ceremony", since atheists get married as well.It's more of a symbol of eternal partnership between two people who love each other. Alright, maybe not "eternal" in most cases, but still a partnership.

larry

It's the Satanic Cult behind homosex wanting to take over the world. Look at the symbol, a Viking Rune for mankind, like the letter Y. Upside down it means homo. Inside a circle it means take over the world. They use Scopolamine brainwashing and criminal levels of pressure to force in new people.

Creepy

If you do some research, most gays don't want to, in fact, only a very low percentage of gays (like 2%) would get "married". It's a way to manipulate people's minds and pervert them. Ask the gays if they would marry another gay and you'll be surprised that almost everybody will say no.

Cayden

why do straight people want to get married?

Jacob

Today's marriage means nothing to religion anymore because it comes with couples rights that they share together and religious marriages don't allow divorce at all. The concept of marriage has changed over the years. A long time ago marriage didn't even mean for two people to be in love and want to spend the rest of their life together it use to mean two people who could financially help each other (ex two farmers, two whatever). Cousins even used to marry each other when it was a financial marriage.

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