Fixed spelling mistakes and suggested changes to policy that would advance marriage equality

Proposer
Autumn-Leah
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

1366 days


@Autumn-Leah edited society.md - over 3 years ago

Marriage

The state should not seek to incentivise marriage through the tax system. But it should recognise family household units whether married, unmarried or in a civil partnership. It is therefore proposed that a non-working adult's personal income tax allowance may be transferred in full to another working adult residing in the same household. Only one transfer would be allowed per household.

The state should not seek to incentivise marriage through the tax system, but it should recognise family household units whether married, unmarried or in a civil partnership. It is therefore proposed that a non-working adult's personal income tax allowance may be transferred in full to another working adult residing in the same household. Only one transfer would be allowed per household.

Humanist marriage to be made legal.

Humanist marriage will be made legal, bigamy laws will be repealed, and polyamorous marriage explicitly legalised, all with the goal of allowing love in all forms to flourish, should the participants choose to utilise the institution of marriage.

Equality in Civil Partnerships

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

Oh, this is a really interesting one. It's immediately hit my cultural biases of "oh, that's a bit out there", but then having stopped and thought about it for a bit, I can't see why society wouldn't actually allow this if the participants want to. There are plenty of examples where this was or is allowed throughout different cultures.

It might affect wording elsewhere in the manifesto (including the leading paragraph above), but we can resolve that. Also note there is another proposal open on this paragraph; the content doesn't conflict though, so we can merge them safely later on.

So, after some introspection, it's a (slightly surprised) yes from me.

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalstatusofpolygamy#Internationallaw is interesting, in that polygamy violates the ICCPR, part of the international bill of human rights. However, it seems that this is because of its lack of equality in practice, being restricted in most places to polygyny (more than one wife) and disallowing polyandry (more than one husband). Presumably making these equally legal would avoid that problem?

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 3 years ago

Wow, I'd never even thought about this and went through similar feelings.

Vote: ✅