Originally Posted by CaptainHaplo
I have done so repeatedly. Not everyone has morals that come from the Bible. Or even religion for that matter. But lets skip the entire moral arguement.
There are financial considerations. As stated way earlier - marriage does not require monogamy - and homosexuality has massively increased risks to health compared to heterosexuality. People vote with their pocketbooks as well as their morals - the city of Asheville incurred a significant jump in its insurance costs when it started offering same sex partner benefits. That cost was passed on to the other city employees in part - but the majority of it got loaded onto the backs of the taxpayers. Considering the debt the city already has - not everyone agrees that their taxes should go up yet again to fund a higher costs of care for everyone because a few want to engage in extremely risky behavior and make others pay for it.
You asked for one - I gave you one. If you want more - go look at the entire thread.
So we should cut wives off insurance and pension plans, just like they cut off gay life partners.As long as it is the same for everyone.
Health risks, you mean Gay Related Immune deficiency (GRIDS), as they used to call it? What is this 1982? Don't tell me you still blame the gays for AIDS?
Pardon my liberal-ness. I know that is considered a scourge here.
EDIT: (No don't pardon it, I am proud of my open mindedness. I am ashamed of other Americans lack of it)