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originally posted by: poncho1982
originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: poncho1982
It's not just about getting the Federal Benefits.
It's also about Equaliity in society and all things in life.
The U.S. does not have civil unions, they have Marriage.
Creating a special category, civil union, is discriminatory.
no, you missed the whole point.
Marriage would be REPLACED with Civil Unions for everyone. Not JUST gays, not JUST straights, not JUST purple people who live under bridges (LOL) but everyone.
Then The U.S. would have Civil Unions. Marriage is gone in the eyes of the law.
How is that not equal?
You're basically telling religious people, "Fine, you don't want gays to get married, then YOU loose marriage as a State sponsored union, you are now a Civil Union."
it takes the situation, and turn it around on them.