Thanks H&M.<quoted text>
congratulations on the 20+ years of married life. you obviously learned from your parents' marriage that was a life-long committment.
Bravo!I learned the same from my parents. my partner & i have been together over 23 yrs and are raising 3 kids together.
Uhhhh...that would be with my wife, "Pietro" is the Italian version of Peter. As to your claim, "If we could legally marry....", that raises a number of questions, and/or comments.If we could legally marry, then we could protect all the assets we've built together as a couple, just the same as you and your wife (or husband?)(sorry, not sure of your gender, not that it matters in this electronic world).
1.) Does one need to marry in order to protect assets?
2.) As an individual, you can already legally marry, however that is not what you seek, which is to have your relationship with your same sex partner designated marriage, yes?
3.) If the state, as have several states done, were to create a civil union structure which would allow you to protect those assets you spoke about, would that solve the problem? Needless to say that would depend on the structure of the CU.
True, no disagreement there. Also too, if a man had reached a certain age, and wasn't married, he was either considered to be a confirmed bachelor, forever playing the field, or, "light in the loafers"....sorry couldn't resist.:)but consider that also, back in our grandparent's days, and most likely even in our parent's days - a divorce was a black mark on a person - they were looked down upon. society was vastly different then, even if a woman left her husband for valid reasons of affairs, abuse, alcholism or drug abuse or any number of good reasons a woman should leave a man. it just wasn't acceptable for a grown adult woman to be single or divorced. that attributed to the lower divorce rate back then.