Poll: Should governments recognize marriage?
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View poll results: Should governments recognize marriage?
[center]Yes[/center]
36 45%
[center]No[/center]
44 55%
Voters: 80.
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#2
No.
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#4
What do you mean exactly?
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#6
Looks like you
can.
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#8
No, there's really no good reason for it to anymore. Feel free to get married if you want, the government doesn't need to know about it. Any relevant tax breaks are better given to people on the basis of family and/or long term cohabitation.

Marriage no longer means what it did administratively. Government no longer needs to recognise it.
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#9
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No, there's really no good reason for it to anymore. Feel free to get married if you want, the government doesn't need to know about it. Any relevant tax breaks are better given to people on the basis of family and/or long term cohabitation.

Marriage no longer means what it did administratively. Government no longer needs to recognise it.


Exactly.
#10
The government shouldn't give a shit about your relationships.
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#11
I would be mad at a stupid thread like this.

However, you have a link to a K. Flay video in your sig. Nice
#12
noooooooooooooooo

they shouldnt
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They should when I get married.


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I would be mad at a stupid thread like this.

However, you have a link to a K. Flay video in your sig. Nice



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#18
Yes, I think it promotes long lasting relationships as opposed to sexual promiscuity.
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Yes, I think it promotes long lasting relationships as opposed to sexual promiscuity.

And that requires the government to intervene because...?
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Wait, someone actually likes her?


I mean yeah bro she's totes the best.


She scuffed her dunks man, what a sad, sad day.

Yeah. I only know of her because of MC Lars though.


Also I have no idea what that last sentence means

Edit: Just realised it was a K. Flay reference. I thought you meant she had died or something!
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#26
I just put yes because you made the question SO incredibly vague that I just didn't give two shits. I decided to take the quesetion as, "Should governments recognize marriage and respect it for what it is?", since I do think marriage should be something special. Whatever this thread is going to die soon.
#27
Yes, marriage (between a man and a woman) is the basis of the family and the family is the basis of a healthy society.
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#28
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I just put yes because you made the question SO incredibly vague that I just didn't give two shits. I decided to take the quesetion as, "Should governments recognize marriage and respect it for what it is?", since I do think marriage should be something special. Whatever this thread is going to die soon.



Dude stfu, like I give a shit.


I can center goddamn polls. **** your shit, bro.
#29
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Yes, marriage (between a man and a woman) is the basis of the family and the family is the basis of a healthy society.


That's fine... but why the hell should .gov have anything to do with it?
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#30
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That's fine... but why the hell should .gov have anything to do with it?

Isn't fostering a healthy, moral society the purpose of government?

I'll say "moral" and not Christian because I know that'll set off the liberal crybabies.
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#31
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And that requires the government to intervene because...?


Because tax benefits are an incentive for marriage.
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#33
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Because tax benefits are an incentive for marriage.

Tax benefits can be an incentive for any behaviour, for example rather than providing tax benefits for marriage one can provide tax benefits directly for the desirable aspects of marriage (e.g. long term stable relationships for raising children)
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#34
Why, does the Government have selective memory loss?

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#35
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Tax benefits can be an incentive for any behaviour, for example rather than providing tax benefits for marriage one can provide tax benefits directly for the desirable aspects of marriage (e.g. long term stable relationships for raising children)

And that is what the government would recognize by recognizing a marriage. Just because marriage has had religious connotations doesn't mean it always has to. There's no need to create a whole other word when that is the average person's definition of a marriage.
#37
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And that is what the government would recognize by recognizing a marriage. Just because marriage has had religious connotations doesn't mean it always has to. There's no need to create a whole other word when that is the average person's definition of a marriage.

No, it's not. Traditional family roles have changed. Marriage no longer means automatic family, a great number of people get married and never have children, that number is increasing all the time. About half of Marriages fail. It is no longer economically efficient to use marriage as a proxy for those desirable qualities, it is now a policy that gives tax breaks to people for whom those breaks are not designed. It would make far more sense to simply give the tax breaks directly for those behaviours which we wish to incentivise.

I'm not creating any new words. I'm not touching upon any religious issue. It's simply a pragmatic issue of economic incentives.
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#38
What do you mean 'to recognise'? So are you asking whether governments should have a say in certifying marriages or whether governments should be keeping it in their administrative books?
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#39
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#40
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Tax benefits can be an incentive for any behaviour, for example rather than providing tax benefits for marriage one can provide tax benefits directly for the desirable aspects of marriage (e.g. long term stable relationships for raising children)


Why embellish the tax code regarding marriages by specifying what activities are worthy of the various tax benefits? I think there are numerous desirable aspects of marriage that should be promoted, specifying them simply seems unnecessary.


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