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  • for the same reason straight men and women want to get married..
  • We want the same rights as the straight couples- to be able to marry the one we love. Plain and simple.
  • (i'm not the first to say this but ....) for the same reasons straight people want to get married.
  • Just because they are gay, doesn't make their relationships any different than straight people. They want to get married for the same reasons as everyone else.
  • Why ever not?! Why do staright people want to get married? Because they love eachtoher and want to be together forever - why can't homosexuals have the same rights!?
  • well then you could ask the question why do straight people want 2 get married
  • As many have said, for the same reason straight people marry... Some of the specific reasons include: To express a commitment to another person to family and society. To realize all the automatic legal benefits that come to a straight couple. To have a socially and legally supportive framework for our relationship in times of relational-stress. My relationship with my partner is entering it's 17th year... that's longer than the majority of heterosexual marriages last... why shouldn't I be allowed to marry?
  • why do straight men and women want to get married???
  • There are legal consequences to marriage that are not available to non-married people, no matter how close and committed they may be. For example, in the absence of a will, property from one married partner automatically transfers to the surviving spouse. Another is health care coverage. Not all health insurance plans explicitly cover "domestic partners" (although many do). The list of such benefits is fairly lengthy. While it is true that most of these benefits can be contractually arranged, not all of them can (e.g. tax benefits) and it would be immensely easier for the same-sex couple to just be legally married so that all of those benefits are automatically granted. My prediction is that, eventually, we will have something called 'civil partnership' or 'domestic partnership' wherein two people can be recognized as "married" for legal purposes, but we won't call it "marriage" so as not to offend people who think God cares who marries whom.
  • Why do heterosexual men and women want to get married? To have the chance to spend the rest of your life with the one you love, to prove your love and devotion to another person, tax breaks, weddings are fun... The homosexual community wants the right to marry for the same reasons the heterosexual community wants it. Why wouldn't they? I'm still trying to figure out why some people have a problem with letting gays and lesbians marry; it's not like they're asking to marry YOU. And seriously...who would it hurt? And if I see one thing about the "sanctity of marriage..." Well, you probably won't like what I'll have to say, lol. Here are a couple of interesting articles written on gay marriage by a gay man (with whom I am good friends, forgive my bias, lol). They're really interesting to read, and worth the time to check out, so please do :) http://patrickletellier.com/articles/apocalypse.html http://patrickletellier.com/articles/spouses.html They're both a couple of years old, but still very relevant to today's issues with gay marriage.
  • IM A LESIBIAN IVE BEEN WITH NY PARTNER FOR 5 YRS AND I LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT.ITS SO MUCH BETTER BEING GAY YOUR MORE HAPPY.WE WANT TO GET MARRIED AND ADOPT.YOU CANT HELP WHO U FALL IN LOVE WITH SO WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE HATING ON GAYS????????
  • In the USA it is advantageous for 2 people to get married for many reasons. One is health insurance and the other is having someone you can trust to make decisions for you if you cannot. But the bottom line is when 2 people are in love and they want to make a life together, they want to get married. Love is love no matter if it's a man and woman or a man and man or woman and woman. Sharing things as simple as car insurance can help save money. To put your head in the sand and make believe it's not there is ignorant. People deserve the same rights as anybody else.
  • the same reason any two str8 people would want to, for love.
  • same reason anyone else does...
  • Because they're in love. Although love shouldn't be the only reason to marry, it's an important ingredient in the most successful relationships. To make a commitment. They've decided that they want to be together forever, knowing each other's faults and failings. It's part of your culture. The ceremony of marriage is an integral part of your cultural or religious beliefs and an essential part of your core value system. To start a family. They've both enjoyed a secure and committed relationship for some time and feel marriage is the best environment in which to bring up children. To celebrate. Because they want their family and friends to share with them in your happiness and commitment as a couple. It's the right time. They have a solid and secure relationship and it feels like the logical next step.
  • Why? Because we love our partners just like straight couples love each other.
  • for the same reasons straight people want to get married. I am in a committed, monogamous relationship, and I think I should have the same right to marry as any other couple.
  • The same reason that straight men and woman want to marry,social pressure from the bible community as if it was a sin to live together,for love,and for imagined security.
  • I would imagine because they love one another and want to make a commitment to each other, just like other people.
  • I don't want to be intentionally rude or anything, but this is a silly question. Why would any two people want to get married? For their own reasons. Think of Brittany and Whats-his-face who were hitched for like 14 hours. Everyone has the right to do it - it hurts no one.
  • for one reason and one reason only ...love!, we ALL fall in love at some stage of our lives whether straight/gay/lesbian its the same emotions and feelings for everyone and this is a beautiful thing to most logical people , the only ones who want to make it dirty are backward thinking religious hypocrites who would rather pry into other peoples private lives instead of looking at their own and fixing up their problems....its easier to throw stones at other happiness
  • For the same reason heterosexuals want to get married - to have a legally recognized bond and to share their love.
  • Because they are seeking equal rights. If you love someone and want them, then you should be allowed to marry them.
  • Why does anyone want to get married? Really, they have the same reasons as everyone else, seriously, why wouldn't they?
  • Because they are trying to find some other way to rebel more.
  • Why do straight people want to get married? Gay men and women love each other too.
  • I'll answer your question, with another question. Why are we treated like we're another species?
  • The same reason str8 people do: Love! are u that dense!??!
  • Looks like your question has been answered.
  • there is no difference in the love that ppl share wether they are man and woman or woman and woman or man and man. And how dare you downsize that.
  • Why does anyone wanna get married? That's what I don't understand.
  • Why do people want to stop them from getting married?
  • because they want to form official alliances through their marriages and eventually take over the world and make us all be gay! But seriously, why do straight people want to get married? I imagine the reason is the same or pretty similar
  • They want to be miserable like the rest of us. Or at least, that's what my dad always said, and I figure I'll listen to him since he's been through it 4 times.
  • it doesnt make sense...the real reson shud be bcuz they are in love and wnna hav sexbut its a sin to do it outside of marrige....wuts the point of gays marryin each ther if its still a sin..if they want to be commited b commited
  • For the same reason everyone else does--to declare their commitment to one another and to have the legal rights that come with marriage--including hospital visitations. I think we should let them marry. After all, most straight people don't seem very interested in marriage anymore, so why not extend the privilege to someone who wants it?
  • I would thing it is the same reason other people get married. They want to make the emotional connection they already have legally recognized. If something happens to my husband that makes him unable to make decisions for himself that responsibility falls to me, his wife. It would be difficult for others to interfere. Basically the law is on my side. If you are unable to marry the person you trust the most that person may not be the one who makes decisions for you. That is just one reason. I'm sure each couple would have their own specific reasons that is just one idea that comes to mind.
  • i agree, its for the same reason straight people get married. you dont choose to love a person, love chooses the person for you.
  • I want the option to get married just like everyone other straight person, my sisters, my friends my colleagues. I want full protection for my children if or when i have them. I want my relationship to be properly recognised and respected just like other relationships...marriage is equated with a special status in Irish society,there is just more acknowledgement and credibility with your r'ship if you say you're married (stupid i know) I want to wear a nice dress and do the hokey pokey with my beautiful partner. :) I want to experience a loving marriage, use all the lessons from my parents failed marriage to create a strong bind with my partner. I want to see my friends relationship as a married couple (theyve been together 27 yrs) celebrated and cherished by mainstream society just as straight couple would receive well wishes and praise. I want equality.
  • all I have to say, that people protesting such rights have been using the religion cover for the whole thing; I ask, if it's such a thing of religious reason that people get married, then why do atheists marry?
  • Because weddings are so gay.
  • because it would strike a humiliating blow against thos christian bastards, hehe
  • To make us imagine it is normal.
  • Same reason everybody else wants to..love and having a family and sharing holidays and vacations with and walking into the sunset together. The EXACT SAME reasons heterosexual couples want to. No more no less.
  • Why do heterosexuals want to get married? Exact same reasons: love, life partner, soulmate, love, respect, family, love, its their civil right to not be discriminated against.

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