I'm curious as to why so many of you feel that marriage license is an integral part of what makes you a "family"?
Why do you need the government's approval of your union for it to be "real" or "valid"??
Answer by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
What law? There is no law that says you MUST be "joined" by a marriage license in order to be a family.
And driving a car is a privilege that carries with it the possibility of injuring another - so making sure you are qualified to operate it properly is necessary.
You can't compare the two.
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 7:16 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
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Answer by LoriKeet at 8:22 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
Never really thought about it...I dunno~I like the idea of legally recognizing marriage for others because it shows consent. Opposed to being a forced union. Sounds silly, but not too long ago a man would sell his daughter for a mule. So, at least legally she has the right to get out of the union. A union of consenting adults, imo is a stronger base for a growing healthy family than a forced marriage... Otherwise, I dunno~maybe some feel the legal doc.which recognizes a couple as a legal union, allows them to family care, needs, and programs that would otherwise not apply to them. In the military, if you are not legally married, the non-military spouse does not get access to base childcare, family support, commissary, bx, health care, etc. Which many of these programs can strengthen a marriage, especially the demands of a military family. Just some thoughts... who knows?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:26 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
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