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(Newser)   News flash: No, you cannot adopt your girlfriend. Especially not as part of an alleged bid to safeguard tens of millions of dollars   (newser.com) divider line 17
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2013-03-28 02:04:21 PM  
4 votes:

farkingismybusiness: [t1.gstatic.com image 399x336]
Girlfriending your adoption is still cool right?



He is a sick and twisted fark.  To do that to his wife/her mother is evil
2013-03-28 02:06:32 PM  
3 votes:
If same sex marriage is made legal, what is to stop a father marrying his son to make sure 100% of his fortune is passed on with no inheritance taxes... just like husband to wife.

FYI, I am for same sex marriages, but I find the legal implications very interesting.

I'm of the mind that ALL legal benefits need to be removed from being married, so the only thing about it is a pledge to one another.

The government should be interested in protecting any children that might arise from the marriage, both naturally and through adoption... and somehow find an equitable way to compensate on partner that decides to stay home to raise the kids... but anything beyond that is questionable.

After going through a bitter divorce.. I am of the realization that at any time in a marriage, one partner can basically turn the other into an ATM without any recourse... basically, it legalizes one partner to be a parasite if they so chose.
2013-03-28 12:53:04 PM  
3 votes:
www.metalsucks.net
2013-03-28 02:09:32 PM  
2 votes:
apps.startribune.com

Smokey, this is not 'Nam. It's your girlfriend. There are rules.
2013-03-28 01:55:29 PM  
2 votes:
What happened to respecting people's beliefs?

Who is the government to decide who can/can't be adopted by.  Or who you can/can't marry?  This is as backwards as not allowing blacks to vote or not allowing gays to marry.
2013-03-28 03:00:58 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: People have been against inter-racial marriage.
People have been against gay marriage.
People have been against polygamous marriage.
And people have been against incestuous marriage.

And it's all just close-minded people forcing their viewpoints, their lifestyle on others.

Consenting adults should be afforded the same rights as everyone else.  Anything less is wrong.


Well, it depends on what you mean by "consenting" -- in incestuous relationships, there can be a power dynamic where one person has a more dominant position in the family over the other, for example a parent or uncle/aunt; and it could be much harder to leave your family than an abusive lover/spouse.  Therefore it could easily be one person forcing the other into a marriage.  Also, incest babies.

As for polygamy -- here are my main arguments against: 1) most polygamistic traditions have been structured to empower men over women, and also enable sexual abuse of children / teenagers; 2) it can lead to rich men (the Donald Trumps / Hugh Hefners of the world) hoarding women, which could mean much fewer women to pair up with young, poor men, which in turn leads to social instability.  Theoretically, it doesn't have to be -- it would be interesting if the world were full of polygamist clans like in Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress -- but if you're a cynic like me then it could easily be an institution that's going to be exploited by those with the most means to do so.
2013-03-28 02:44:34 PM  
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: MelGoesOnTour: MelGoesOnTour: Clue me in---who's the guy & gal in the Boobies?

/clueless

Not sure why I was filtered----the last two words were supposed to be...to rephrase...in the "Weeners" [to this thread].

Okay, which mod' is farking with me?!

How'bout "the erstemost reflection in the form of an answer"?


I am stealing the line, "Who's the girl in the boobies?"
2013-03-28 02:35:26 PM  
1 votes:

dwrash: I'm of the mind that ALL legal benefits need to be removed from being married, so the only thing about it is a pledge to one another.


I agree, the best way to solve the 'marriage issue' is for the government to get out of the marriage business.  They're the one causing the problem.

There's no law that says 2 people can't get together, have a ceremony, and call themselves married, but it's the government treating different people with different rights is the rub.

Solution, no more government-sponsored marriages.
2013-03-28 02:15:43 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: What happened to respecting people's beliefs?

Who is the government to decide who can/can't be adopted by.  Or who you can/can't marry?  This is as backwards as not allowing blacks to vote or not allowing gays to marry.


Gosh you're funny!
+1

Actually adults can't be adopted because they are viewed as being at or above the age of majority.

Not saying this is always the case but that's the over-all general view.
2013-03-28 02:07:25 PM  
1 votes:
Free country my ass
2013-03-28 02:07:13 PM  
1 votes:
I bet his real children are thrilled with his decisions.
2013-03-28 02:06:39 PM  
1 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: Fark_Guy_Rob: What happened to respecting people's beliefs?

Who is the government to decide who can/can't be adopted by.  Or who you can/can't marry?  This is as backwards as not allowing blacks to vote or not allowing gays to marry.

Um, she's like, 40.


Lots of 40 year olds have meaningful relationships with their parents.  It's wrong to legislate the love shared between a parent/child because someone is outside of the 'idea' age.  'Sorry - if you don't enroll in college before 20, you don't get to'.  'Sorry - if you aren't married by 30 - you don't get to'.  'Sorry - if you didn't adopt someone before they are 40 - you don't get to'.
2013-03-28 02:01:58 PM  
1 votes:
Had a coworker who rented a few rooms in his house to another family.  Zoning informed him that his house was single family so he adopted his 35 year old boarder.  He even brought them to company picnics
2013-03-28 01:59:27 PM  
1 votes:
I've been thinking about adopting a 17 year-old Vietnamese girl.
2013-03-28 01:56:35 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: What happened to respecting people's beliefs?

Who is the government to decide who can/can't be adopted by.  Or who you can/can't marry?  This is as backwards as not allowing blacks to vote or not allowing gays to marry.


Um, she's like, 40.
2013-03-28 01:54:39 PM  
1 votes:
Just another millionaire job creator demonstrating why he's a millionaire and you're not........they have no morals, ethics or shame.
2013-03-28 01:54:30 PM  
1 votes:
t1.gstatic.com
Girlfriending your adoption is still cool right?
 
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