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Old 2015-08-02, 04:45   #1539
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Originally Posted by retina View Post
Not every place on this planet is the same as yours. Perhaps for your community and/or township that is true, but other places exist.
Any Many marriages, including secular marriages, including city hall marriages require a ceremony. Participants often invite friends and family to see them exchange vows, rings, wear specific clothes, record the event for posterity and seal the ceremony with a kiss.

Afterwards there may tears and laughter, dancing, gifts, music and food. Sometimes people renew the vows at a later date to reaffirm the commitment.

So any many relationships that do not have these features do not gain as much respect and responsibility for themselves or in the eyes of society assuming these features provide any such benefits. They don't receive receive whatever stability this recognition may add to their relationship. Anyone else that depends on the stability of the relationship is also unnecessarily harmed if these features (provided these things are beneficial) aren't available.

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