• It should be either outlawed or legally non-binding

    A) Marriage cannot regulate commitment and it doesn't mandate it, either in sexual or any other way. Marriage, in its current form, is a legal contract that mandates the way the property will be handled and it follows Soviet model of property split with no fault divorce and equal split of assets without regards on how much assets were owned by either party or how much did any side contribute in terms of earnings, expenses, or other non-monetary work. It is the only contract which doesn't bind any party to do anything else, people aren't expected to follow their vows given in front of hundreds of people and verified by a state official with plenty of evidence to confirm their consent, extensive legal checks and joint preparations before and after marriage. Your state will strictly enforce the monetary aspect upon marital dissolution, many men and women were robbed their money, courts simply follow the law which essentially transfers property from more affluent to less affluent individual.

    B) Automatic presumption of paternity. Many men are fooled to be legally liable over children who weren't their own, even though they barely saw them because they separated or divorced within a year or two. Even if the fraud is exposed beyond a short period, nothing will change and the man will still be forced to pay, no sanctions are imposed upon the woman who fooled him. Marriage is invented to impose obligation upon a man to be responsible over a woman he married and her children which were presumed to be his. This norm demanded sexual fidelity on married woman's part. Every other norm was the invention of religion in attempt to further restrict activities perceived as dangerous for society's stability. We don't punish anyone for extramarital sex now, such practice exists only in the most rigid third world countries.

    C) Expenses with divorce. While marriage ceremony can be justified by personal choice, divorce costs are forced upon both parties when one of them wants to divorce. Many couples will have courts and lawyers take every penny out of their pockets, some will be forced to sell their own homes. Divorce will be the final stage of about half of all marriages and marriages are the result of stable unions among couples who usually marry because of tradition and because they think that they won't divorce. Why even engage into an institution with such failure rate when there are no benefits other than the ones that our state creates through possible incentives? Why do you need or want third party determining anything? And why would anyone even want to differ married from unmarried couples? With all that on your mind, you cannot deny that marriage should be gone and nobody should give a damn that it faded away, it became a burden to society and personal relationships, it's a relic of an ancient past and people marry out of sense of duty or perception that it's the 'logical step' in their relationship.

  • Marriage is not love

    Marriage does not mean love. Marriage is a social-economic and religious tradition that was invented to control people of both sexes, but especially women (particullary back in the old days). Weddings are also just a very narcissistic excuse to throw an expensive party where either the bride, the groom or both just want to be the center of the attention. Love is supposed to be intimate and personal, not a public event. Marriage is not a sign of true love either. True love is about sacrifices and completion of one another during the time when two people are together, not some "promise" they give each other in front of a lawyer/priest etc and with hundreds of witnesses.

  • We should abolish marriage.

    We should abolish marriage. There is nothing wrong with wanting to commit to another person for the rest of our lives. However, besides the ceremony where is the benefit in traditional marriage anymore? I think anything that allows the government to control is just a bad idea. Plus I just want to hear Walter on Jeff Dunham break the bad/good news to his wife. Honey, we have a problem, get out.

  • Of course we should

    I don’t know about you, but commitments are really becoming outdated, and the more who think about, the less it is appealing as a correct thing. Most, if not alll people need to understand one thing, and that is marriage is really just glorified and most marriages fail anyways. Sometimes too, you just get used.

  • Yes let the legal aspects and Govt control of this outdated ritual die!

    In saying this I realize that govts and taxes will never relinquish control or the funding they force within marriage . There is too much to lose for any govt to maintain control and location of its only commodity ( people). Also if this ever did happen just wonder how fast and how many women would become disinterested in love or partnerships . I would guess the devotion and real love of most if not all would evaporate very quickly. I can sadly guess also most of your forever soulmates would transform into monsters that can scare you back to your mommas womb..It would open a Mans eyes!

  • Cheating and kids

    Kids=waste of money time and stress bad for environment

    cheating is something to always worry about in marriage

    just don't have kids for goodness sakes and let marriage be abolished

    yes yes yes yes yes...Please abolish m arriage and make having kids illegal because the world is collapsing we have to save the world

  • Marriage is man-made.

    Think, people. Marriage wasn't present at the beginning of time. We don't need to do this. Marriage was made by man to control birth rate, a problem we don't need to worry about anymore. This is the one invention we should not have made, it ruins our lives. How many times have you fought again and again with your partner? Some even go years without making contact with each other, yet having to stick with one another, because of marriage. If this isn't what slavery is, what is?

  • Marriage is out of date

    The origins of marriage were about disease prevention and birth control.Religion and morality play the primitive part in attempting to control diseases and birth .It had nothing to do with love.Those gays who want legal marriage is asking for it.Expensive lawyers if it doesn't work.But like the straights, cause they are conservative to sneaky conservative types, that are equally pro authority.The state should not promote marriage and should offer benefits to all citizens

  • Early marriage should be abolished

    Because early marriage is the source of poverty and also affect many girls life and health and increased of sexual transmitted diseases like cervical cancer, malaria , death during child birth and obstetric fistulas .Girl offspring are at increased risk for premature birth and death as neonates, inflants, or children

  • Yes, it does more damage then doing good!!

    Women are more pressed so as men in longer run- so this is neither good for women nor good for men. Men should share financial responsibility with women and encourage women to work for living and there by equalize the gender ground. This makes happy couple. In marriage this is not going to happen because of social stigma and prejudice attached to it.

  • How would someone know who their father is 20 years from now if everyone had sex without marriage

    If a man meets a woman and she fells pregnant after a week. That man leaves her for another women in the same town and she too gets pregnant. First one delivers a boy, the second delivers a girl. 20yrs later both children meet and make love. Sad for all

  • Of course not. That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard

    First of all, I will say that the word "abolish" is out of place here. When you abolish things, you make them illegal, you ban them or maybe you tax them so heavily that they cease to exist. In democracies, you won't be able to abolish marriages because you won't be allowed to do so by the people and their elected representatives in parliament. I think what the opposition meant was "discouraged" or something similar in lieu of "abolished"
    Why do people marry? Young minds will say sex and children but that's not it. We marry because of companionship. Now you have friends galore by your side but the day is not distant when you will be middle aged . Your friends will still be your friends but no one will have time to meet frequently and socialize. You will make new friends in life and again you will part ways. It is in those times that you will require companionship( not sympathy mind you) and your spouse will be able to give it as she or he will know you like no one else knows you. In return, you have to provide your spouse the same care and attention of course.
    People say that marriage causes divorces but what is the real issue here..Is it the growing statistic of divorces or is it happiness? Husbands beat up their wives,Wives nag their husbands etc. But is marriage some kind of lasso which encircles you and makes a good man beat up his wife?Surely not. Those flaws were always present in the particular spouse but were not noticed because he or she did not live with someone 24 hours/day. You can't blame marriage for that.
    I'm all for living together. But after 2-3 years,marry and give your progeny the right to be your lawful heir. Again people say that look around you -so many married people are unhappy, chances are that I will be unhappy too. To that my answer will be if you have to find out how to be happy in life from watching other people around you, chances are that you will be unhappy whatever you choose to do.
    Finally there are those who say that majority of people are unhappy after marriage and therefore they must be right. Not true! Do you know what sexual activity the majority of people in the world practice the most? It is not heterosexual and nor it is homosexual. It is masturbation.
    Have a good day.

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