Just because you love someone and do everything that a heterosexual married couple does, you are not guaranteed the same benefits.
That argument sounds a lot like the excuses used for segregation.
I didn't create the rules of marriage, I'm just stating them how they are. Given that marriage discriminates, it wouldn't surprise me if they are.
So you're saying there was nothing wrong with segregation.
Self-segregation, nope. As I argued numerous times over, the main argument against segregation was that even under "Separate but Equal", it wasn't. I'm sure if it were, we probably still would be segregated.
Are you implying that we should rid marriage because segregation is bad?
so Alma's argument is that because it isn't perfect, we shouldn't try to make it better?
Of course not, that's Belkira's argument, see my sig. My argument is that you can't simply use the argument "I'm being discriminated against", when marriage is built upon discrimination.
Alma is right and wrong as usual.
Yes, marriage discriminates, but not in the way he means. Marriage discriminates against gay people. Marital benefits discriminate against single people. He is saying marriage but is talking about the benefits.
Marriage doesn't discriminate against homosexuals, they have the same legal restrictions to marriage as heterosexuals. Marriage discriminates on any person or couple that doesn't meet the criteria defined by the government in order to be married.