Marriage Is Out And Partnership Is In
Marriage is on the decline as it’s not needed anymore.
Let’s not forget that it wasn’t until 2015 that same-sex marriage became legal in every state in the U.S. As history shows, marriage is for financial benefit, the possession of a woman and the legitimacy of children. But we don’t live in that kind of world anymore.
You don’t have to marry someone to, share a bank account, get a mortgage, have kids or live with them. You can simply cohabit, which is becoming the most popular choice for opposite-sex marriage.
In some cultures and religions, marriage symbolizes an important step in life. In modern society we marry for ‘love’, which leaves the question, why does the law need to define ones love for another? If getting married doesn’t enhance your commitment to each other and there’s no external gain, what’s the point?
It’s becoming more popular to refer to your significant other as ‘partner’. In the past, it had been mainly used by those in non-heterosexual relationships as it takes away gendered terms. Straight people using ‘partner’ further normalizes the term, creating fewer assumptions for all about who their dating. Rather than spend all that money on a wedding, why not go on holiday?
(Post COVID of course).
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