Currently a hotly debated topic in our nation, please give us your opinion.
The Irish one said:I say hell yes, If gay people want to have all the bennies and penalties of being in union then they should.
This is one of the funny things in canada right now, and especially Ontario. Gays can marry, but the accompanying legislation still needs to be changed to allow them to divorce.they can go thru divorce hell just like the rest of us.
that will be the kicker... you can't get divorced......kinda like catholicism....donk said:This is one of the funny things in canada right now, and especially Ontario. Gays can marry, but the accompanying legislation still needs to be changed to allow them to divorce.
Repo - you're right, this is a problem. Vermont (not Hawaii, the poll is incorrect) is the only state with civil unions and has had them for three years now, but they are not recognized in any other state. I have a feeling that as additional states pass civil union laws (or legalize gay marriage as Massachusetts might), more conservative states will immediately create legislation to make sure that the union is not valid in their state. I think there was already a test case for this in CT, where a gay couple who had been in a VT civil union tried to file for divorce in CT, but the court said they the state did not recognize the couple's relationship.Repo Man said:I am all for it. My ony question is: If these Civil Unions are passed on a state by state basis, would they be recognized in states that do not allow them? I think they should apply the same rule that applies to marriage; if you are married in one state, then every other state must recognize the marriage. The same should happen with Civil Unions.
I would disagree... a social worker will probably scrutinize the couple even more so than if it were a straight couple. Children that come from homes with lots of love and caring will have the self-confidence to overcome whatever cruelty kids... and "adults" dish out at them. And,,, what could be worse than living in an orphanage? Every child wants to be part of a family...and I know children of gay parents.. and they are well adjusted great kids.Mike D. said:I don't care what you do, as long as it doesn't negatively affect others. But, I'm strongly against gay adoptions. I just don't think it is fair to the child. They are going to take serious abuse growing up.
The cure for a man prone to domestic violence is NOT to marry/civil union them. You CANNOT cure an abuser; the only solution is to leave as fast as possible!!!!madhi said:I betcha 10 bucks when it happens, you'll start seeing across the board drops in domestic abuse in homosexual couples and lower std transmission rates.
Marriage doesn't stop the abuse....madhi said:
I betcha 10 bucks when it happens, you'll start seeing across the board drops in domestic abuse in homosexual couples and lower std transmission rates.