Much has been written about homosexual marriages; however, one important point which has not been discussed like it should is what it would cost all of us.
Many, if not most, of the people drawing Social Security today were born during the Depression when the birth rate was very low. After World War II, we had the Baby Boom generation. Right now the Baby Boom generation is at its top earning power; however, in a few years they will be retiring.
Before we are over impetuous to change the definition of marriage, we should think of the consequences of our actions and how it will affect the retirement of all and especially how it will affect the financial structure of Social Security.
The reason why the surviving spouse, usually the wife, gets half of her husband's Social Security was originally because it was understood that she would spend time taking care of the children and therefore would not make enough to provide from Social Security to give her an adequate retirement.
Although there are many ways one can catch AIDS, the two most common ways are druggies sharing needles and anal intercourse. They want to make sure that if this happens to them that we all pay for their unnatural lifestyle.
Since the beginning of time, marriage was a relationship between a man and woman or sometimes between a man and several women. It was never a relationship between a man and another man or a woman and another woman.
Let's not be too quick to repudiate the common sense that has existed since the beginning of time.
Esther Rhines, Kenai
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