How does marriage still exist?
Marriage is a contract in which the female gives the male sexual access and in return the male provides for the female and her offspring and grant them legitimacy. It was a way to bound the male to the family. Now as you can see, a lot changed. There's law, civil rights and DNA testing. And females can provide for themselves since we're not required to hunt bears and lions anymore.
- 1 year agoFavorite Answer
Most people are not independent and can't make it on their own. Only the strong understand that marriage is an outdated concept.
- FoofaLv 71 year ago
Marriage offers certain tax breaks and is the cheapest way to establish things like survivors rights, medical next of kin, streamlined inheritance, etc. It would cost thousands to have an attorney draft a domestic partnership agreement that would convey the same rights marriage does. This was one of the arguments put forward in the fight for marriage equality. Prior to that same gender couples could only claim the same rights married people had by drafting these expenses contracts. This business of sexual access and male providership hasn't been valid for decades.
- CliveLv 71 year ago
That's YOUR definition of marriage. It doesn't match up with anyone else's. And you forgot the tax advantages.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 71 year ago
Marriage is more than just that. It often gives you some legal rights to make decisions for your spouse if they become medically incompacitated, gives you rights to property if the spouse passes.. Spouses often also can claim pensions and social security too if their spouse passes. You can claim each other on taxes. If you have health insurance thru your employer, you can add your spouse.
Theres many things that married couples have advantages of that unmarried couples do not have.
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- Larry CLv 71 year ago
You see, when you take Holy Mother
Church out of the equation, how disgusting it becomes. Marriage is a bond between man and God, not between man and state, and church marriages should only be able to be dissolved by the Eternal God, NOT man.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Your definition of marriage is hilarious.
Marriage still exists because many people value it, enjoy it's benefits and enter into it voluntarily.
I personally wouldn't have an issue if government wanted to replace marriage with legal civil unions (no ceremony required). Ceremonial/religious marriage can be handled as people see fit - without the assistance or regulation of government.
- linkus86Lv 71 year ago
Marriage is based upon religion and not so much has changed in that arena.
- Ominous CowherdLv 61 year ago
It's the basis for civilization.
- Anonymous1 year ago
If you don't want to get married, don't.
Don't keep others from wanting to, you intolerant țwat.
- LiliLv 71 year ago
Because human beings want it to. They like the formal, official, status of the relationship, the public commitment it represents.
Children like it, too. They tend to prefer that their parents be officially married. It makes them feel more secure.
Even where standard formal marriage is becoming less popular (as in some European countries), people are still opting for some sort of official status, which is often temporary (renewable), but people still choose it.