|Quoting NYC2THEWORLD (Reply 48):|
A child cannot legally make their own decisions and when a child has to make a legal decision that can affect the legal standing of their parent/guardian, the court will appoint someone to look after the child's legal interests. In addition, people have already stated the above about studies showing the negative psychological effect of a child entering into marriage.
We know a child under 18 is bad, but my argument was representing say a 21 year old child to marry his 50 year old mother. They are both consenting adults, are they not?
|Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 49):|
Didn't the chain reaction already start when someone said it was okay to marry a woman?
|Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 50):|
This notion would be fine if we lived in an anarchy where government did not have a responsibility to ensure that laws did not promote abuse and emotional trauma, but that's not the case is it?
THIS is where the true problem is. If the government did not have tax breaks and other such "incentives" I personally believe this would be a non-issue. Let religious institutions decide whether they wish to wed or not. Also, leave it to the people to call the union whatever they want (marriage, union, whatever.)
|Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 51):|
You think that because some groups (the sheep f***ers, incestuously-inclined etc...) are being discriminated against, the only way to have it be fair is to have more people discriminated against (homosexuals)?
Eh, as I said before:
|Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 46):|
On a personal note, I'm all for banning marriages altogether, as it seems more people are divorcing and being miserable rather than enjoying the marriage life, so what is the bloody point of it anymore?