There is a lot of talk about same sex marriage – but know one is talking about same sex divorce. What’s going to happen when these people get tired of being married – then what. Do you just walk away and forget it? No – you’re married.
The other side of getting the government to bless your marriage is that you have to go to the government to bless your divorce. And that involves giving everything you own to two crooked lawyers. I’m just waiting to see what happens when a man is ordered to pay allimony to another man who is curruently living with a third man. Welcome to the world of marriage boys!
Be careful what you ask for because you might get it. Out here in the hertero world – we’ve tried it and it sucks. No one in their right mind would get married if they really understood what they were agreeing to. If you think that the government enhances your relationship then you are full of the illusion – marriage in America and most of the world is a lie. There’s no such thing as marriage because the government doesn’t enforce the relationship commitment.
It used to be that a person had to have grounds for a divorce or it wasn’t granted. The commitment was recognized by the state and it wasn’t something you could walk away from when it became inconvienient. But now its just a property agreement – and a really bad one at that. So – once these gay couples are fully and equally married – then they will be able to appreciate the other side of the equasion – to be fully and equally divorced.
How many of these couples will get divorced? Well – among heterosexual marriages – you’re looking at 50% to 60% divorce rate. And I’m guessing that the rate will be at least as high or higher for gay couples – taking into account that there are no biological children in the relationship to stay together for.
If it were up to me I would actually restrict marriage further rather than expand it. I would perhaps restrict it to reproducing couples – and – I would require a significant waiting period before a marriage license is granted. And – I would get rid of no fault divorce. Harder to get in – harder to get out. And both parties would have to file asset disclosurs and work out a prenup before they can get that government stamp on thier relationship.