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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2011, 08:26:37 pm »
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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2011, 06:41:09 pm »
Thanks for including the 'civil union' option! :) My girlfriend and I are in a civil union; we have been together for 8 ½ years.

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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2011, 07:56:48 pm »
Thanks for including the 'civil union' option! :) My girlfriend and I are in a civil union; we have been together for 8 ½ years.

What's a civil union? O_o
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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2011, 10:09:09 pm »
What's a civil union? O_o
It's when a couple lives together for seven years. They get similar benefits to those that married couples get.

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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2011, 01:33:02 pm »
I think you're thinking of common-law marriage, DS. Common-law is where you live together for a certain period of time and get the benefits of married couples. Civil unions require a trip to the courthouse.

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Of course, I think this may differ by state. I know here in Texas we mainly have common-law marriage.
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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2011, 01:48:44 pm »
Eien Ni Hen is right, although we did not actually had to make a trip to the courthouse. Legally and paperwork-wise, it's pretty similar to a marriage. There are some differences here and there (again, depending on the state/province, I guess), and some countries don't recognize it as a legal union.

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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2011, 02:16:50 pm »
Oh? My bad.

Then what would be the difference between getting a Civil Union and getting married? Obviously I understand that Civil Unions are an alternative to marriage for same-sex couples in certain states (since most states are assholes and won't allow same-sex marriage). But I meant for heterosexual couples. Are there any differences (the wiki article wasn't very detailed)?

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« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2011, 03:59:36 pm »
The article on the Quebec government website says, amongst others, the following:

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In terms of its form and legal consequences, a civil union is equivalent to a marriage, since the rights and obligations created by a civil union are generally the same as those resulting from a marriage. However, there are a few differences concerning the age at which individuals may form a union and the process for dissolving the union.

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« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2011, 04:39:36 pm »
Aah, the tricks people do to marry themselves without marrying themselves, so that they feel they are modern and send all good old traditions to ****.

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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2011, 05:10:59 pm »
Or maybe they do not want the religious connotations of marriage to come into it?
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« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2011, 07:33:03 pm »
Aah, the tricks people do to marry themselves without marrying themselves, so that they feel they are modern and send all good old traditions to ****.
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« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2011, 07:45:39 pm »
Aah, the tricks people do to marry themselves without marrying themselves, so that they feel they are modern and send all good old traditions to ****.
The first thing I thought was juef was a lady, hence the Civil Union.
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« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2011, 01:54:23 pm »
It was already stated, but it varies a lot all over the world and especially in the states here.  I think I remember reading awhile ago that in one of the states, a Civil union was allowed but they didn't really gain any benefits like marriage did.  There was also some laws about how if one partner was in the hospital for something, the other was not allowed to visit due to it being a same-sex thing.

It gets pretty whacky on laws when it comes to anything remotely around same-sex couples.  "Good" 'ole USA.
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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2011, 04:53:11 am »
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« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2011, 01:12:18 pm »


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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #55 on: November 01, 2011, 02:02:31 am »
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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #56 on: November 01, 2011, 08:42:05 am »
We need a dating service for rom hackers.  Way too many singles around here, myself included.

I wonder, does anyone else want a relationship status and location option visible under our avatars?

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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2011, 02:03:05 pm »
Lol, for some reason the first time I read over that it didn't seem as creepy.

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Re: Relationship Status?
« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2011, 03:36:13 pm »
If you think this thread's depressing, you ought to try being married sometime.
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