WE ARE SPARTACI wrote:
Perhaps you could tell us what rights you are being denied? If you lived in California the list would be zero.
chadwick wrote:What other relationships are you refering to? I can't really answer your question until you tell me what other interpersonal relationships are at debate here.
Any other relationship. This list could be limitless...
Brother-sister - not eligible for marriage
Multiple spouses (polygamy) - not eligible
Group relationships (commune with multiple partners of both sexes) - not eligible
Adult / minor - not eligible (a prime example of societal values superseding personal desires)
Of course there are some people who will say that anything and everything is ok. I actually respect that opinion (although I most certainly disagree) as at least they are consistent. Most everyone has a limit though. Once you get past the traditional, historical definition though, any other line of definition would seem to be arbitrary at best.
chadwick wrote:And I know that the term marriage means something...I would like the opportunity, at least, to share in that term.
None of you have yet to answer my question....how is marriage, your marriage, affected by allowing a same-sex couple to marry?
Perhaps because you are not asking the pertinent question. You are asking for a new definition; a changing of the "value" of what constitutes a marriage. It is then, by definition, something different.
Honestly, I do not know all the currently laws in California and how they relate to homosexual couples. But in Georgia, my partner and I do not have access to the same property rights, insurance rights, visiting rights, or MARRIAGE rights as heterosexual residents of this state.
Brother/sister - there are medical implications here; medical implications that are not the same for two unrelated people of the same gender
Multiple Spouses - honestly, I sometimes wonder how I really feel about this one. If there are consenting adults, that want to enter into a relationship together, than why not? However, there are a lot of legal implications that apply to a married couple of two, that cannot apply to a couple with multiple people. That, is a tricky one.
Group Relationships - see above.
Adult/Minor - a minor, exactly that, someone that is to young to legally make such a decision regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation.
Okay then...how is the value
of your marriage affected by allowing me and my partner to marry one another and share in all of the same legal implications of a heterosexual marriage? How is the value of marriage lessened by two consenting adults, same gender or not?