Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's All Marriage

Sometimes, in the right circumstances, big changes can happen quickly. But it looks like we have a long way to go to reach full marriage equality. I found something on a polyamory site that reminded me of that. The question is, “Should gay marriage be recognized?”

Of course it should. It is, in some places. The other places just need to catch up. Two men should be able to get married, and so should three women.

With gay marriage comes employers paying for spouses healthcare and things like that as well.

Yes, like they do with straights.

If this happens do you think couples who practice Polyamory, groups of several men and women will want those same rights? And is it fair to make an employer pay for his employees 3 husbands and 2 wives?

Why not? Everyone would be free to have multiple spouses. I can think of three possible ways of handling this. Maybe you know of others? 1. Extend coverage to all spouses – most of those spouses will have their own jobs, though, and can be covered there. 2. Have a limit for everyone on the number of spouses covered. 3. Have the government provide the benefits so that it is no longer the employer’s issue.

We shouldn’t be fighting over who gets to be married. Leave it up to the people who want to get married, and if you don’t like their marriage, you don’t have to be a part of it. It’s that simple. That there would have to be changes in employment policies is a rather weak reason to deny someone the freedom to marry.
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