Feb 1, 17 / Pis 04, 01 03:58 UTC
Re: The question of mariage and civil union ¶
I am in favour of registered civil unions (on blockchain?) which mostly define rights , obligations and terms of the union including property rights and division in case of dissolution. You may wish to call it a marriage but without the connotations of a single partner for life. People develop at different rates , circumstances change and personalities are discovered over time. It is archaic to force a relationship that makes either or both parties unhappy , unfullfilled or impedes progress.
Many comments appear to be in line with the Western view of couples but this is far from reality ..58 nations mostly muslim practice legal polygamy.. Most westerners practice Polyamory ( have you really only had 1 partner?) and cohabitation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohabitation#Financial_effects but with with few or no legal rights or obligations between them. There is also Polyandry where the women take more than one partner. Some countries have arranged marriages which have little to do with choice or love and Japan "There is a kind a tacit understanding between spouse that after 10 years of marriage (loveless anyway) and a few children, the man is free to satisfy his libido somewhere else." Japan is strange http://www.wa-pedia.com/gaijin/westerners_japanese_marriage.shtml
So IF we are representative of humanity and these cultural differences and extremes exist as normal in other Nations, which practices do we accept and which are illegal and WHO decides? Should westerners dictate practice and policy, rules and laws for the muslims/ japanese and a host of others or do we decide what we think is right and they can accept it or not therefore outlawing/discouraging much of their cultural identity and practice in space?