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Yes, I would get married.
135 72%
No, I wouldn't bother.
53 28%
Voters: 188.
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#1
Financially or otherwise. If getting married meant absolutely nothing with regards to the law and essentially only meant that you got to call yourselves husband and wife, would you still get married?
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#3
Probably not, only if she really wanted to or we had kids I think. Why not just stay together as long as you're happy, you don't need something like marriage to do that. It would only cause more trouble if it stopped working out.
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Yes.

Why?
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#7
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because this.

Why is that important to you?
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#9
Yeah. It still carries the implication of a lifelong commitment.
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#10
If I was with someone who wanted to be married, I'd happily oblige. If I was with someone who was indifferent, probably not, because I too am indifferent. I think it's cool and all, but as I've seen time and again, getting married doesn't actually change your relationship. Especially if you're already living together. so really I'd just do it for her or taxes, medical care, etc.
#11
Perhaps.
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#12
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If I was with someone who wanted to be married, I'd happily oblige. If I was with someone who was indifferent, probably not, because I too am indifferent. I think it's cool and all, but as I've seen time and again, getting married doesn't actually change your relationship. Especially if you're already living together. so really I'd just do it for her or taxes, medical care, etc.

That's pretty much my exact line of thinking when I was tossing this idea around. I think that a lot of people in this generation don't feel motivated by religion to get married, and tradition is still a pretty strong force but time will obviously weaken that. I think that marriage would decline pretty significantly if it was legally irrelevant and nobody got benefits for being married.
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#15
I'm not interested in marriage in either case. It would depend on the other person and what they wanted. If it would make them happy, I would.
#17
Yes
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#19
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For me, I just think it's a gesture of showing one's love and dedication (for lack of a better word) to someone else. I do think that people generally have more respect and commitment for marriage and than a simple relationship. Some people not so much, but some people definitely do.
#20
I wouldn't have a problem with it, I'd do it for more of the "symbolism" of marriage, or something like that.

Idk, piss poor wording, but I don't see what's wrong with getting married to someone you care about if there wasn't legal benefits.
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#21
Yes

Never really even thought of it as a "legal benefits" thing anyway


Actually, if someone is getting married for the legal benefits they're probably doing it for the wrong reasons imo. /flameshield
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#24
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Who the hell gets married for the legal benefits?

Of course I still would, you soulless jerk.


People who can make more money off the state from being married, and/or getting tax reductions.... The same reason why people on welfare have lots of kids - the more you have, the bigger the check you get to cash each month. Same goes for immigrants that want to get into the country that don't have any other way in besides marriage to a citizen. It's kind of ****ed up, but a lot people do it to screw over the system.


Now to answer the question - Yes. If I loved that person enough and they loved me enough to do it I see no reason why we shouldn't. Marriage (in my opinion anyways) is just a piece of paper signed by the state. Whether we are married or just in a domestic partnership doesn't really matter. What matters is commitment to that person.
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#25
Yes. I'd do it regardless cuz i'm not some loser dweeb on the internet who is too good for marriage or something.

I didn't even know you got tax benefits for being married until like a year ago. If I found a girl who I loved and wanted to be with foreva and she felt the same then hells yes i'd do it.
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#26
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People who can make more money off the state from being married, and/or getting tax reductions.... The same reason why people on welfare have lots of kids - the more you have, the bigger the check you get to cash each month. Same goes for immigrants that want to get into the country that don't have any other way in besides marriage to a citizen. It's kind of ****ed up, but a lot people do it to screw over the system.

yeah because the extra cheque amount covers an extra kid and then some!

nobody has kids to be better off financially, that's lunacy
#27
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Idk, piss poor wording, but I don't see what's wrong with getting married to someone you care about if there wasn't legal benefits.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it. I'm not trying to dissuade people from getting married, I simply don't personally see the point and am interested in other people's motivations.
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Who the hell gets married for the legal benefits?

Of course I still would, you soulless jerk.

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Yes. I'd do it regardless cuz i'm not some loser dweeb on the internet who is too good for marriage or something.

See, this is what interests me, is the knee-jerk reaction. What's "soulless" about not seeing the point of marriage? Frankly, I could argue that it's shallow to desire an exaggerated celebration over an event that doesn't work out more than half the time. But I'm not arguing that because I'm not anti-marriage. Why isn't being in a committed relationship enough?
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#28
I wasn't aware there were any other reasons to get honestly married other than you love each other? That you don't have any desire to be with another person? Or is that too much nowadays. Figures, with the divorce rate skyrocketing....
#29
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I wasn't aware there were any other reasons to get honestly married other than you love each other? That you don't have any desire to be with another person? Or is that too much nowadays. Figures, with the divorce rate skyrocketing....

How is that a reason to get married? Why does there have to be any further step after "you love each other" and "you don't have any desire to be with another person"? Why can't those things just exist without having to add this whole extra step? I'm pretty sure the high divorce rates make my point more than they make yours.
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#30
I bet maybe 2% of all marriages are "for legal benefits."
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#31
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#32
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I bet maybe 2% of all marriages are "for legal benefits."

I didn't really intend to portray the opinion that a large percentage of people consciously decide to get married specifically for tax breaks or whatever. Shit, I don't even know what the legal benefits for getting married are, that's why I'm using such vague terminology. I'm sure religion still plays a part for a lot of people but I think the main factor is simply tradition, and I'm exploring why that tradition is so deeply embedded in our society because honestly I feel no obligation whatsoever to get married just because it's what you're "supposed" to do.
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This.

That's a highly idealistic point of view and I think divorce rates show it's not really about that anymore. Or maybe it is at the beginning of the marriage, but clearly those ideals don't hold in the long run for most cases.
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#35
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What are you even basing that on?
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#36
If I had a companion that I wanted to stay with my whole life then yeah.
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#39
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I dunno, I have very little interest in this thread. I respect that you have an opinion. You could say that I was 'trolling' you.

...Thanks for posting?
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#40
Nah. Marriage is a silly idea to me anyway. A lifetime spent with a person is important, not a single day.

If your wife/husband has to remember your wedding day constantly to be in a happy place, then something's wrong, anyway.
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