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Old November 9th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #200
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Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
As silly as it sounds, the last episode of Boston Legal impacted me on the issues of mono sex marriage. Note, I didn't say gay. Gay marriage has the connotation of sexual. The last episode of Boston Legal was based on 2 best friends, both male who loved each other as brothers. Neither had a significant other and one had just been diagnosed with Alzheimers. He asked his best friend to care for him as his illness was sure to take his life. This way, his married partner could make legal and medical decisions for him and he knew he would be in the hands of someone who cared about him. He also wanted his friend to inherit his assets and felt that as married, it would avoid probate, taxes, etc.
The arguement was very compelling.

Now, regarding the sexual side of gay marriage, I can't comprehend it and think it is morally wrong. Is it legally wrong? I don't think it is for me to say.
I've heard similar argument with 2 single mothers wanting to get "married" so that they can pool their resources and both be considered a parent of each others children. I've said it before that I think the problem is that the debate about gay marriage should really be about why does government recognize any 2 people differently just because they are considered "married", and should extended to others outside of the traditional definition of "marriage".
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