It Had to Happen
[Take it as a good sign of my eventual return that I found this funny enough to post on.]
Canada recently made same-sex marriage legal. Now, two Ontario men want to get married and it's getting notice. Why? Because they are openly straight. Why, they've even been married to women before!
Guess who said this:
"Generally speaking, marriage should be for love," he said. "People who don't marry for love will find themselves in trouble.... If someone wants to do something foolish, let them do it."It was the gay right activist! What a prude.
It occurred to me long ago that straight young people ought to take advantage of gay-marriage laws for the tax and health care benefits. Two roommates -- just out of college and just starting out in life -- get married and get all kinds of tax breaks. They also, as a married couple, get a lot of benefits in health care and access in the event of trauma and emergency. This is especially true if one friend gets a great job with excellent health care benefits as part of the compensation package. The other can then be listed as the "partner" and get identical coverage at a huge cost savings!
The two men in the story are retirement age, but they have also sussed out the tax advantages for themselves. No reason they can't marry now. It's a win-win for them. Why more young Americans haven't figured this out, I don't know. It's not like there's a divorce stigma anymore.
Besides, what's love or sex got to do with marriage?