In terms of benefits, it seems that some people only get married because couples can mutually support each according i. e, health insurance and other support which they can't do if they are just cohabiting. Do you think married and unmarried couples should have equal rights?
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"Unmarried couples do not deserve the respect of a married couple. They have done nothing to earn that respect." I think respect should not be based upon one's "marital status" but rather how they conduct themselves as a couple.
And getting married is a sign of how they conduct themselves.
Getting married shouldn't earn anybody respect, being true to each other, loving each other and living life in a right way, should... I know a lot of marriages that are a disgrace to the institution of marriage...
How much respect did you have for the Kim Kardashian And Chris Humphries marriage? Saying, "I do" says very little about one's character. Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell have lived together for 30 years! Do they deserve less respect than Kim & Chr
I didn't know they were married and celebrities should never be an idol for marriage. And yes, 30 years earns much more respect. Two individuals remaining together for 30 years is a beautiful thing that should be seen more often.
With a divorce rate of 50% it's all about (hope). Just because there are more hoops to jump through to end a marriage does not make it more secure. Married people cheat separate just like live-in couples do. Security is a state of mind.
With a divorce rate hovering over 50% one can't exactly say marriage is forever either. :-) I believe it's up to employers to decide if they want to offer domestic partner benefits. Marriage is a personal choice not a requirement.
Agreed. But, Relationships can be infatuation and fly by night situations. With marriage at least it is considered a life changing situation by insurance Co.
This is not the way it works in the United States. What happens if you break up? Have everything redone when you meet someone else?
Obviously you mean that there should be paper work to fill out about insurance and health benefits, etc. You're absolutely right about short term relationships. Perhaps there should be a policiy about a length of time the couple has been together.
I Totally agree.