Down here in South Florida and North Carolina, you see pressure against same sex marriages over:
Originally Posted by whheydt
1) The unwilliness of government and corporations to take the economic hit for extending marriage. Things like health insurance, government benefits, tax breaks for inheritance...
2) Legsl and society rules are designed for splitting up a Male and Female marriage contract. The government and businesses do not want to expend the money to figure out how to deal with a divorce especially when there are children involved. Who is the mommy? Who is the daddy? in a Female Female or Male Male marriage.
3) The legal base does not support children in this situation. You have a Female and Female marriage. You want kids. You could go natural insemination. The male is the daddy. The non genetic Female is not part of the Family. In some states they go after the Male for child support. You might be able to adopt or do a surrogate. Again you get into "Who are parents? Who is the Mommy? Who is the Daddy?"
4) A lot of family members do not like it because of the distribution of wealth on death. The genetic relatives want the loot. They do not want to give anything to the spouse or any non genetic offspring.
My family "Sigh" tends to be rather greedy. There have very unpleasant situations when an Aunt dies without a spouse or any childre. Or someone dies and has a second or third spouse. If it is blended family situation with his, hers and theirs for children. Nasty. Same sex marriages are going to magnify the unpleasantness.
My personal opinion as always, using my own personal experience with cranky relatives. It is splitting the loot that cases all the problems. Fighting over money while married is a popular activity between spouses. Our family fights over things like which holiday will a husband and wife will spend with his or her parents. There must be some kind of scoring list for holidays. It is clear some holidays are worth more points. If you always do Thankgiving at her parents house and Christmas at his house. The numerical count is equal. Christmas and Thanksgiving have different worths.
Last edited by Yula_the_Mighty; May 26 2013 at 01:52 PM.
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