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To: Paul C. Jesup
"I believe the government should have NO say on marriage one way or another when dealing with adults"

Part of me agrees with this. If we can come up with a way to eliminate the concept of marriage from all law, then it might work, but I believe that would be difficult.

Can we eliminate the concept of marriage from the tax code? Do we eliminate the age-old sanction of a spouse not being required to give testimony in court against the other spouse? Do we allow individual companies to decide when and when not to extend medical coverage to significant others? How do we protect children without mentioning marriage? etc.

42 posted on 01/23/2005 10:57:04 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Can we eliminate the concept of marriage from the tax code?

Considering the tax code punishes those who are married, why not.

Do we eliminate the age-old sanction of a spouse not being required to give testimony in court against the other spouse?

Simple solution here, we could just apply it to lovers (having sex) within a given grace period, say three months. Also, remember the law says a spouse can give testimony if they want to, they just don't have too.

Also, I believe someone should NOT be forced to give testimony, it voilates the 5th Ammendments of the Constitution.

Do we allow individual companies to decide when and when not to extend medical coverage to significant others?

True capitilism of choose will work this out.

How do we protect children without mentioning marriage? etc.

(sarcasm) Protect children from what... Their parents...(sarcasm end)

Government hurts children more often through "Child Welfare Services" than private citizens ever do; remember thsoe reports a year or so ago about all those HUNDREDS of children missing from FL "Child Welfare Services" that they could not account for.

47 posted on 01/23/2005 11:16:47 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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