[ExI] Change of thought (was Just curious, it's not natural!)

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 19:12:25 UTC 2007

On 9/3/07, spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> If gay marriage becomes legal, would that problem be worse?  Could a sick
> rich person marry her grandson's girlfriend in order to provide them with a
> generous pension while they are in their twenties?  Is it any different than
> the kinds of abuses that could theoretically be pulled off now?  For
> instance, an old sick person could marry her granddaughter's boyfriend in a
> fake marriage, while the young couple still carries on as before.  So from a
> social security pension point of view (the only reason I care about who is
> allowed to marry) would gay marriage have any impact?  Does Europe have
> similar issues?

The key word you used is "theoretically."

Spike, there are only 800,000 same sex couples in the entire country.
Where's the huge rip off of the system by the straight couples?  When
my retirement money is being pilfered by every straight Tom, Dick and
Henrietta, then I'll be worried.  Emlyn's right.  This is a non-issue.
 Gays deserve the same rights straights get.

And I thought you were a math wiz...  ;-)


More information about the extropy-chat mailing list