Should live in girlfriends be given the same rights as a wife ?

India
July 1, 2008 12:31am CST
This is something which has been bothering me a lot. Live in girlfreinds do everything which a wife does, including bearing children. If so, then why should she not be given the rights of a wife. Just because she has not taken vows before a preist, does that make her any less privileged ? Let me know your ideas on this.
5 responses
• United States
1 Jul 08
I don't think they should be given any less rights if they are living together and the world sees them as husband and wife. I honestly think that marriage has too much of a prudishness to it that makes it more important than it really has been for many people. My husband and I have had a common law marriage for nearly 20 years now and unless someone asks they never know. We are legally and souly bound for all our days on this Earth and love each other deeper than any couple I have seen, heck we have outlasted all our friends who are/were married LOL.
• India
2 Jul 08
This common law is news to me. we dont have this in our country. This is just great news. Congratulations on your very long lasting relationship. Many many happier ones to come.
• United States
2 Jul 08
Unfortunately they are doing away with it here. It is no longer allowed for new couples in my state but since we have lived this way since before the law was changed it will not effect us.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I think the live in girlfriend should be given the same rights too. I have heard of this common law situation when I was reading the rules for sponsoring someone for immigration. I don't want to get married myself but I want to have a child or a family if I get lucky.
• India
3 Jul 08
May all your dreams come true. All the best and keep hoping. God works wonders where hope is concerned.
@kaytee717 (188)
• United States
1 Jul 08
What kind of rights are you talking about? If someone wants the rights of a husband / wife then you should just get married? At least thats the way I see it.
• United States
2 Jul 08
I feel the same way. If you're going to "act" married, then get married.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
1 Jul 08
i think live in girl friend should be given the same priviledges. in my opinion they are acting the same way as married wife. the difference in the social marriage,. they have every right like awife. otherwise they would be exploited.
• India
2 Jul 08
Absolutely right. There is something like the Common Law in some countries where if you live together for some years, you are as good as man and wife.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Many places have what they call a Common Law marriage, meaning that if a couple lives together for a certain amount of years they are considered to be legally married. I think this is very fair. If one is doing all the things a marriage partner would do, then they should have exactly the same rights as one that went to a preacher or a justice of the peace.
• India
2 Jul 08
I think it is only fair for her to have the same rights. Acutally this Common Law is really good. We dont have it here in our country. Thank you for your ideas. This law is news to me.