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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    they would qualify for a LIMITED domestic partnership - as would say you and your grandmother if you formed a household together.
    Why should my grandmother and I be given any particular protections or benefits as a result of sharing a household?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Why should my grandmother and I be given any particular protections or benefits as a result of sharing a household?

    Well, your grandmother deserves the benefit of a medal for sharing a household with you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Why should my grandmother and I be given any particular protections or benefits as a result of sharing a household?
    Why should 2 sexually involved men - or women - be given any particular protections as a result of sharing a household? The point to the "marriage benefits" - which can be detriments, by the way - was to assist families in producing and raising children. If we're going to extend those benefits and detriments to any 2 sexually involved adults, then why not any 2 adults? Why limit it by sexual activity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    Why should 2 sexually involved men - or women - be given any particular protections as a result of sharing a household? The point to the "marriage benefits" - which can be detriments, by the way - was to assist families in producing and raising children. If we're going to extend those benefits and detriments to any 2 sexually involved adults, then why not any 2 adults? Why limit it by sexual activity?
    And I would as way should we hold them to the same standards we hold ourselves and other Christians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Well, your grandmother deserves the benefit of a medal for sharing a household with you......

    (runs, hides until 2012) :p:D
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Bubba Dawg again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Why should my grandmother and I be given any particular protections or benefits as a result of sharing a household?
    Fair is fair. If you give it to one group of 2 people - you have to give it to any other group of 2 people. It may be a situation where if you and Granny Shannon form a domestic union - because neither one of you can land a man and neither one of you can afford to live on your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    Why should 2 sexually involved men - or women - be given any particular protections as a result of sharing a household? The point to the "marriage benefits" - which can be detriments, by the way - was to assist families in producing and raising children. If we're going to extend those benefits and detriments to any 2 sexually involved adults, then why not any 2 adults? Why limit it by sexual activity?
    Right. Domestic partnerships are not about sexuality - or at least shouldn't be about it.
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    I completely agree with Gingersnap. I don't believe that gay people should be married because marriage is in all reality a religous institution. All of the legal benefits just happen to be how the government treats that institution. Creating a type of union that is not religious at all but has virtually the same benefits for same sex couples would be fine with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Well, your grandmother deserves the benefit of a medal for sharing a household with you......

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    Ha!! My grandmother was just like me, only meaner! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    Why should 2 sexually involved men - or women - be given any particular protections as a result of sharing a household? The point to the "marriage benefits" - which can be detriments, by the way - was to assist families in producing and raising children. If we're going to extend those benefits and detriments to any 2 sexually involved adults, then why not any 2 adults? Why limit it by sexual activity?
    I happen to agree, which is why I don't agree with domestic partnerships from a legal perspective.
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