Last edited by Alissa_Sal; 07-03-2013 at 06:26 PM.
What's being missed here? Disagreement with government policies isn't a problem. Saying that you accept WIC but feel like it shouldn't be something people receive is disgusting. Saying you don't want the government in marriage but actively inviting the government into yours is sad. You did it because it benefits you and instead of extending it to all adults who want to get married you would rather no one gets benefits out of it. How Christian of you all. Rather than everyone who wants to participate in the activity gets to join for some fun benefits lets just strip it all away.
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Ugg, my internet just went down in the middle of a long post and I lost it all.
My point is that someone that says they are against the Government being in marriage but is still married they are not a liar. I would be willing to bet that every member of this board participates in some activities that they do not agree with 100%. You might buy gas even though you do not agree with the US policies that got that gas. You might buy clothing made in China even though you do not agree with how they treat their workers. That does not mean you are lying when you say you disagree with those practices.
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I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson
And if I disliked what the government was doing with marriage, I would have chosen not to do it. As it turned out, I chose to get married precisely because I wanted the protections that legal marriage offer; none of the other paperwork-based things would really protect us the way being legally married could. If you are personally taking advantage of the protections and the economic benefits of marriage, which you are in many, many ways, then you have no right to argue that the government should be out of marriage. Not at all. That's hypocritical and unethical.
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Speaking in Bonita's defense (sort of), I would understand if someone said they got married at a time in their lives when they hadnt considered the ramifications of having the govt in or out of marriage, they were told to file, so they did.
I can also see not getting divorced at that point because getting divorced has emotional connotations for many people, that just not filing would not have.
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