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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:26 PM

13. The good reason is, lots of people like it.

I think blanket proclamations about what other people "should" be doing to organize their lives, are generally part of the problem, not the solution. Sure, lots of marriages don't work out. So what? People get married, people get un-married. The frantic semantic scrambling around the word "marriage", which has, after all, an established dual identity as BOTH a religious institution and a civic one, is mostly to accomodate the hard feelings of fundamentalist dinosaurs who don't like "Gay Marriage" as an idea.

Tough shit.

And arguing that the 'solution' to these asshats bigotry is to do away with a civic institution that most people like, is not a solution at all.

I would never argue that marriage is for everyone, or anyone 'should' or 'should not' get married. I do believe that certain moralistic promotions, like the goofy idea that "you should not fuck until you're married", tend to lead towards people marrying too early or for the wrong reasons. But, marriage works for some people. Life is all about YMMV. Where all these people get the energy and inclination to tell other people how to arrange their affairs, is beyond me.

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