Originally Posted by RyeBread
if "mess" was the only reason for denying someone that possible happiness then there should be no marriages, civil unions, or contractual agreements of any kind whatsoever. I'm shocked that some claiming to be open minded would suggest otherwise.
Shocked. Appalled even. There should be people marching in parades to demonstrate against the close minded bigotry you are displaying.
That's not what I'm saying. I guess I need you to better explain the POA situation. In my mind, if someone needs someone else to provide consent (via POA), they're not of the mental fortitude to enter into any such agreement, thus the "mess". Are you implying that one should be able to force someone else into marriage (no consent)? I don't see where you're going with that. Help.